Tems becomes the first Nigerian female singer to win a Grammy

Written by on 7 February, 2023

Nigerian artist, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has bagged another international award at the 2023 Grammy awards.

The 65th Grammy awards which was held on Sunday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles saw the flock of most of the greatest artistes in the world in attendance.

The 27-year-old artist won her first Grammy for her part in Future’s hit single ‘Wait For U’ under the category for ‘Best Melodic Rap performance’. “Wait For U” sampled Tems’ song “Higher,” which was a record off of her 2020 debut album For Broken Ears. “Wait For U'” was released on May 3, 2022, and was released as the second single from Future’s ninth studio album, I Never Liked You.

The singer-songwriter has had a fleet of accomplishments in recent months, showing off her star power and the waves her music has made on global music charts. This week alone saw Tems being revealed as one of the many writers to contribute to iconic American singer Beyoncé‘s seventh studio album ‘Renaissance‘.

If you’ve watched some of the behind-the-scenes content exclusively from the Grammy’s red carpet, you would release how iconic Tems is.

#DJKhaled having a moment with #Tems on the red carpet after she won her first #Grammy award for #WaitForU:

He then said:

I would love to work with Tems, I love her I love her energy… Her music comes from her heart and her soul, and I love how she rep her people. I’m a fan.

The singer knows what she is talking about, if we are talking about consistency. In an interview Tems told an interviewer that, she hit the music scene in 2015, quitting her job in 2018 to take on music full time.

The brave step into her future clearly paid off, as the singer celebrated a Grammy award nomination to then receiving the award. This plus so many professional milestones — all in one year.

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