Temilade Openiyi, the Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, who is popularly known as Temz, has achieved a new feat. She has beaten American female music stars to a new record on the Billboard chart. The Nigerian achieved the rare feat after her song ‘Free Mind’ broke the record for longest running number one by a female artist in Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart history.
The song maintained its position at number one on the chart this week, making it a total of 17 weeks at peak, which is a record by any female artiste. The song debuted on the main chart, Billboard Hot 100 last year, making Tems the first Nigerian female soloist to appear as a lead on the chart. ‘Free Mind,” which is off Tems’ debut Extended Play (EP) has earned millions of streams in the United States across major digital streaming platforms.
By Bayo Nelson