Nigerian songstress, Temilade Openiyi better known as Tems, bagged the Best International Act award at the BET Awards 2022.
The annual award event which essentially honours people of colour, was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate Black excellence in music, culture, and sports.
Tems was nominated for the award alongside artistes like Fireboy, Dave from the UK, Dinos from France, Fally Ipupa from Congo, Little Simz from the UK, Ludmilla from Brazil, Major League Djz from South Africa, and Tayc from France.
While receiving the award, the lovely who also bagged an award with Wizkid for their global hit track, “Essence”, gave a motivational speech to women worldwide on how they shouldn’t give up on their dreams.
“Thank you so much for this, thank you so much. It’s an honour… I mean, this is my first award show that I’m winning something and I just want to use this as an opportunity to speak to every single young, old, whatever, every single woman watching this, every single girl watching this at home. Where I’m from, things like this don’t happen,” she said.
Watch her receive her award as you scroll,
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