Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, has won the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2022, oyogist reports.The 2022 award ceremony was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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.”