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Tems Soars to International Stardom, Securing a Spot on TIME Magazine’s 100 Next List for 2023

In a remarkable accolade for the Nigerian music scene, the enchanting R&B sensation Temilade Openiyi, widely recognized as Tems, has clinched a coveted spot on TIME Magazine’s illustrious “100 Next” list for 2023. This prestigious compilation serves as a global celebration of 100 remarkable young individuals whose extraordinary achievements are shaping the future across diverse domains including health, climate, business, sports, the arts, and beyond.

Tems’ inclusion in this esteemed roster places her alongside notable international talents such as American music producer Metro Booming and the breakout rap sensation of 2023, Ice Spice. Among the luminaries sharing this recognition are Kali Uchis, Hailey Bieber, and Peso Pluma, underscoring the list’s standing as a showcase of emerging global influencers.

One of the most striking endorsements on the 2023 list came from none other than the Grammy-award winning icon herself, Mary J. Blige. In her compelling tribute to Tems, Blige highlighted the unparalleled nature of her artistry, declaring, “[She] is in a class all by herself because no other artist sounds like her. That voice is so unique and original, so much so that it reminds me of the first time I heard Nina Simone. They both sing with emotion and conviction, making you feel every word they sing.”

Tems’ ascent to international acclaim has been nothing short of meteoric, catalyzed by her outstanding contribution to the sensational track “Essence” by Nigerian superstar Wizkid. This breakthrough set the stage for her historic achievement as the first Nigerian female singer to secure a Grammy award. In the grandest style, Tems walked away with the 2023 Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance, a testament to her remarkable talents showcased in Future’s “Wait For U.”

Breaking new ground, Tems also etched her name in the annals of music history by becoming the first Nigerian artist to debut at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100. This monumental feat underscores her indomitable spirit and artistic prowess, solidifying her status as a global music sensation.

Tems’ remarkable journey from Nigeria to the international stage is a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication. Her presence on TIME Magazine’s 100 Next list serves as a beacon of inspiration for emerging artists worldwide and heralds a promising future for the global music landscape. With her distinctive voice and unwavering commitment to her craft, Tems is poised to continue making waves and shaping the world of music for years to come.

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