Nigerian singer Tems has made history by being a part of the winning team for the Best Melodic Rap Performance at the Grammy Awards. Although she is not the first Nigerian female artist to bag a Grammy award, she has however made history as the first new age female artist to win the coveted award. In 1985, Sade Adu, a renowned artist of Nigerian descent born in Nigeria, was awarded a Grammy for the Best New Artist category.
The winning song for Temilade Openiyi was “Wait For U,” which features the talented Tems and chart-topping artist Drake.
This marks a significant moment not just for Tems, but for the African music industry as a whole, as she becomes the first African artist to win in this category.
The collaboration between Future, Tems, and Drake showcases the growing recognition of African music and its influence on the global stage.
The news was met with celebration from Tems’ fans and supporters, who have been following her journey since the release of “Essence” with WizKid. The new song with Future and Drake, “Wait for U,” quickly became a fan favorite, and the collaboration elevated her already growing popularity.
Tems’ contribution to the winning song is a testament to her unique blend of Afrobeats and R&B, which has been winning over audiences worldwide. Her music has been praised for its fusion of traditional African sounds and contemporary R&B, and her Grammy win is sure to inspire other African artists to reach for the stars.
The artist herself was overjoyed at the news of her win, and took to social media to express her gratitude. “I am beyond thrilled to receive this award,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey.”
Overall, Tems’ win is a triumph for African music and a shining example of the talent and creativity that can be found on the continent. With her Grammy award, Tems has set a new standard for African music, and her journey is sure to inspire and motivate other artists for years to come.