Nigerian singer and songwriter, Temilade Openiyi, has won her first Grammy Award for her feature in the 2022 hit song by Future, ’Wait for U’.
Tems bagged the Best Melodic Rap Performance award alongside Future and Drake on Sunday night at the cryto.com Arena in Los Angeles, making her the first African to win the grammy award in that category.
While many think she is the first Nigerian female artiste to win the prestigious award, Sade Adu, a renowned musician of Nigerian descent, was awarded a Grammy for the Best New Artist category in 1985.
Tems, who got her first Grammy nomination for her role in Wizkid’s hit song ‘Essence’, has continued to soar in the industry.
‘Wait for U’ featuring Drake and Tems
Meanwhile, Burna Boy’s hopes of winning another Grammy Award was dashed after he lost his two nominations.