Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly called Tems, has won the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2022.
The 2022 award ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, United State.
The BET Awards celebrate Black excellence in music, culture and sports.
The talented singer beat 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.
Receiving the award, Tems urged women and girls to continue on their chosen path, adding that the hard work will soon pay off.
She said: “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.”
Tems had earlier at the event won Best Collaboration with Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Justin Bieber.
Essence was nominated against ‘Every Change I Get’ by DJ Khaled ft Lil baby and Lil Durk; ‘Family Ties’ by Baby Seem ft Kenderick Lamar; ‘Whole Lotta’ by Bia ft Nicki Minaj; ‘Way 2 Sexy’, Drake ft Future and Young Thug, and ‘Kiss me More’ by Doja Cat ft SZA.
Singers Pheelz and Firebox DML performed at the 2022 BET Awards.
Aside from Tems, other Nigerian artistes who have won the Best International Act include 2Baba, D’banj, Ice Prince, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy.
The 22nd annual BET Awards, which honour the works in music, cinema, television, and sports that have had the greatest cultural effect in the previous year, did not disappoint.
High-profile individuals from every sphere of the entertainment industry received awards at the ceremony, which was hosted by Taraji P. Henson and took place on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The other 2022 BET Awards winners are:
Album Of The Year:
WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Best male R&B/pop artist
WINNER: The Weeknd
Best Female Hip Hop Artist:
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist:
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Young Dolph & Key Glock
WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj