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  Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems, has been nominated for the 95th edition of the Oscars award, scheduled to hold on March 12 2023.
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This was announced in the 2023 nomination list released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Twitter handle on Tuesday. Tems was nominated in the category of Best Original Song ahead of the 95th Academy Awards scheduled to take place in Los Angeles.
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She received the Best Original Song nomination for her collaboration with Rihanna on the song ‘Lift Me Up’. The duo was nominated in the ‘Best Original Song’ category.
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‘Lift Me Up’ was one of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ soundtracks. The song was co-written by the musical maestro herself, Rihanna alongside Tems, and was produced by the legendary Ludwig Göransson, and directed by Ryan Coogler.
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The singer’s nomination has fascinated many Nigerians as it comes almost a week after famous American rapper Snoop Dogg asked to work with her. Featured Image Source: Vanguard News
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This article was first published on 26th January 2023


Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.

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