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Tems has established a presence as one of the biggest Afrobeats stars in global music. She has collaborated with international acts such as Drake and Justin Bieber.

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Superstar singer TemiladeOpeniyi, popularly known as Tems made history on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, USA after emerging the winner of the Best International Act category in the 2022 BET Awards. Tems became the first Nigerian female artist to win the award category in history after beating Nigerian artist, Fireboy; Tayc (France); Fally Ipupa (Congo); Dinos (France); Little Simz (UK); Major League (South Africa); and Ludmilla (Brazil).

The Crazy Tins crooner did not hide her excitement at clinching the forward and went further to dedicate it to women around the globe.

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“Thank you so much for this, thank you so much. It’s an honour… I mean, this is my first award show that I’m winning something and I just want to use this as an opportunity to speak to every single young, old, whatever, every single woman watching this, every single girl watching this at home. Where I’m from, things like this don’t happen.’’


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BET Awards is an annual global award event aimed at honouring and celebrating Black excellence in entertainment, sports, and other fields of life. With the win, Tems now joins the list of high-profile Nigerian acts such as Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, and more who have won a BET award.


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This article was first published on 4th July 2022


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