Nigerian songstress, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, is officially the ‘king of boys’ as she surpasses Wizkid to become Spotify’s most streamed African artist.
The soul-stirring singer, songwriter and producer has surpassed a whopping eleven million monthly listeners on the music streaming platform Spotify, making her the first female artist and overall act in Africa to rack up such numbers.
Tems who was instrumental in the success of Wizkid’s smashing tune ‘Essence’, with her catchy hook on the song, as at September 1st 2021 had a total of 7,016,476 monthly listeners on Spotify.
However, Tems who recently featured Drake‘s album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ has surpassed Afrobeats poster boy Wizkid, who has over ten million monthly listeners on Spotify.
As regards Spotify monthly listeners, Nigerian acts Burna Boy has over nine million, Davido has over three million, Yemi Alade has over one million, as well as Tiwa Savage. It is indeed a great time for the Nigerian music industry.