Horace Tempo

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Horace Tempo
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Horace Wangnin Saizonou Tempo

(1984-05-18) May 18, 1984 (age 40)
Cotonou, Benin
Alma mater
  • Segbeya College
  • High Technology School of Benin
OrganizationH2 Solution Africa (Co-founder & Director)
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
ChildrenLiam Saizonou (Son)
  • Noel Saizonou (father)
  • Suzanne Houenou De Dravo (mother)

Horace Tempo (born May 18, 1984), also known as Tempo,[1] is a Beninese entrepreneur, information technology professional, and music producer.[2] He is the co-founder and director of H2 Solution Africa, establishing the company as a leading provider of IT support, and managed services for technology data centers across Africa.[3]

In addition to his IT successes, Tempo is widely recognized in the music industry as an accomplished music producer known for his EDM, Dance-pop, and House music compositions, with several chart-topping tracks on Apple Music, including "The Ride," "Focus," "Self," and "Upheaval."[4][5]

With his music available on popular platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube, Tempo actively engages with his fans through social media, providing regular updates on his latest releases and other news.[6][7]

Early life and education

Tempo, born Horace Wangnin Saizonou, was raised in Cotonou, Benin. His upbringing instilled strong faith and humility, evident in his middle name, Wangnin, meaning "God's Love" in Goun. From a young age, Tempo developed a keen interest in technology and music. Encouraged by his parents, Noel Saizonou and Suzanne Houenou De Dravo, he honed his skills in programming and the digital field.

Tempo completed a French Baccalaureate in C Mathematics at Segbeya College, Cotonou, and later pursued a degree in Computer Science at the High Technology School of Benin.


Information Technology:

Horace Tempo's IT career commenced as a Field Engineer, later evolving into the role of General Manager. In 2016 he co-founded H2 Solutions Africa, providing bespoke IT support and maintenance services. The company excels in Managed IT Infrastructure, serving enterprises and telecommunication giants like Vodafone and MTN. Their innovative #NewConceptForIT approach bridges legacy offerings with new technologies. Notably, in 2023, H2 Solutions Africa earned the prestigious ISO 27001 certification for its unwavering commitment to information security. Horace's co-founding role and the company's cutting-edge services have significantly impacted Africa's IT services landscape, setting new industry standards.[8]

Music Producer:

Horace Tempo, also known as T E M P O, has established a distinct musical identity as a skilled music producer[9] known for his diverse musical endeavors spanning across EDM, Dance-pop, and House music genres. In 2019, he fully embraced music production under the alias T E M P O. His productions have earned recognition, with some topping the charts on Apple Music.[10]

During the early 2020 pandemic, he dedicated time to attend virtual conferences and self-teach music production, gaining valuable insights into the industry.[11] Subsequently, he released four instrumental songs, The Rise, Focus, Logic, and Self, from January to March 2020. In May 2020, Tempo achieved a significant breakthrough with his acclaimed single "Self," amassing over 500,000 streams on Spotify in a year.[12]

Collaborating with renowned producer Nel Oliver, Tempo contributed to the "Upheaval" remix project in 2021. The project, drawing inspiration from Nelson Mandela's fight against apartheid and racial segregation, seeks to address contemporary injustices, including racism and corruption. He continued to expand his international presence, collaborating with South African DJ Citizen Deep for "For Love" in 2022. The track blends elements of Electronic Dance music, features the soulful voice of SA-born singer Savana, and carries an emotional and uplifting theme of love.[13][14]

In April 2023, Tempo released the highly anticipated EP "Duet of Dualities" in collaboration with Gen Z vocalist Greylee, presenting a captivating blend of pop, R&B, and electronic music, taking listeners on an emotional journey exploring the dualities of love and life and resonating with the experiences of a young generation.[15]

Tempo actively engages with his fans and promotes his music through various social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.[16] He values authentic connections with his audience and collaborates with fellow artists, utilizing social media to build a supportive community around his music. Passionate about nurturing talent, Tempo established Grup Tempo, a subscription-based service offering mentorship programs for aspiring young artists worldwide.[17]



  • The Ride (2020)
  • Logic (2020)
  • Focus (2020)
  • Self (2020)


  • Focus (2020)
  • Self (2020)
  • Upheaval (2020)
  • Searching (2021)
  • For Love (2022)


  • Keep Going (2021)
  • Duet of Dualities (2023)[18][19]

Personal life

Tempo resides in Accra, Ghana,[20] and is a proud and devoted father to his son, Liam Saizonou. He is committed to positively impacting the next generation, valuing education and character development, and instilling a strong work ethic to nurture future leaders.

In the media



  1. "Horace Tempo aka TEMPO | #MethodToMyMusic". Byta Blog. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  2. "Horace Tempo". Medium. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  3. Godson, Asiama (27 February 2022). "Horace Tempo Biography, Music, Videos, Booking". ProfileAbility. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  4. News, E. I. N.; Tempo, Horace (16 April 2023). "Introducing Horace Tempo: Emerging Musician Making Waves with Unique Sound and Meaningful Message". EIN News. Retrieved 2 August 2023. {{cite web}}: |last1= has generic name (help)
  5. Olagoke, Bode (10 July 2021). "Introducing Horace Tempo, music producer/musician". Blueprint Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  6. "World Famous Best Sound Producers-Horace Tempo". Beat. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  7. "Horace Tempo - Daily Trust". dailytrust.com. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  8. "Tempo Horace - horacetempo | Live Positively". livepositively.com/. 16 November 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  9. Tempo, Horace (15 July 2022). "Horace Tempo One of the Best Music Producer in Europe". Medium. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  10. Nigeria, Guardian (16 March 2020). "Horace Tempo Speaks About His Love For Music". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  11. "Arts & Entertainment". Arts & Entertainment. 14 November 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  12. "Pan-African music maker, Horace Tempo shares thoughts on Afrobeat - P.M. News". pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  13. "Famous music artist Horace Tempo taking the music industry by the storm". Vingle. 3 August 2022. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  14. "T E M P O". Music In Africa. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  15. "'Voices for Justice': Producer, T E M P O gives 'Upheaval' spin to legendary song to fight societal ills | Ghana Music". ghanamusic.com. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  16. "Horace Tempo on Tidal". tidal.com. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  17. "Horace Tempo Reveals How COVID-19 Lockdown Inspired Him Into Production - Music/Radio - Nigeria". www.nairaland.com. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  18. Doby, Jerry (26 April 2023). "Horace Tempo's Latest EP Explores Life's Dualities Through Emotional Soundscapes". The Hype Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  19. "Horace Tempo's "Duet of Dualities" Explores the Dualities of Love and Life". Thisis50. 15 June 2023. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  20. Tempo, Horace (2 July 2022). "Best Music Producer Horace Tempo in Ghana". Medium. Retrieved 2 August 2023.

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