Tems Becomes First Female Nigerian artist to Win a Grammy

Nigerian singer Tems won a Grammy Award on Sunday – becoming the first female artist from the country to win the prestigious award.

Her compatriot Burna Boy lost in the two categories in which he was nominated.

Tems, whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, won the award in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song Wait for U – a collaboration with musicians Future and Drake.

The musical bombshell won in the category that featured tough opponets like Latto (“Big Energy (Live)”, Jack Harlow (“First Class”), Kendrick Lamar (“Die Hard”), and DJ Khaled (“Beautiful”). 

Tems is yet to comment publicly on the news, but fans have been congratulating her on social media.

The “Crazy Things” singer received three nominations at the 65th Grammy Awards and has received a total of four Grammy nominations in her career.

Tems, who has made a big impression with her music over the past few years is also up for Album of the Year for her contribution to Beyoncé’s Renaissance. Earlier this year, the “Higher” Singer scored an Oscar nomination at the 2023 Oscars for co-writing “Lift Me Up’, one of the songs on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

She also made history as the first Nigerian and African female musician to win the Best International Act at the BET Awards in 2022.

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