Nigerian well-known Afrobeats artist Temilade Openyi, or Tems won the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2022.
Tems becomes the first female Nigerian Afrobeats artist to win the Best International Act at the 2022 BET Awards.
The annual awards presentation honoring black excellence in music, entertainment, and athletics took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Fireboy, Dave from England, Dinos from France, Fally Ipupa from Congo, Little Simz from England, Ludmilla from Brazil, Djz from South Africa, and Tayc from France were nominated for the said category.
After receiving the award, Tems issued a statement motivating women around the world to reach for the stars.
“Thanks. Thank you very much. It’s an honor for me… I mean, this is the first awards ceremony I’ve ever won, and I wanted to make it an opportunity to talk to all the young people, old people, anyone. … all the women are watching, and all the women are watching at home. It doesn’t happen where I’m from,” she said.