ABUJA. – Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, the Nigerian sensational singer, has made history by becoming the first Nigerian artiste to receive an Oscar nomination for her role in creating Rihanna’s song “Lift Me Up” from the “Wakanda Forever” soundtrack.
The 2023 Oscar nomination list was released yesterday, with Tems making Nigerians proud.
Voting for the 2023 Oscars will take place from March 2 to March 7, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theatre and hosted by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
It’s the latest accolade for the singer-songwriter – who has been shortlisted for a Golden Globe and Grammy in recent months.
This time around it’s her writing that’s up for an award – along with Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson and Rihanna.
Tems has yet to comment publicly on the news, but fans of the star have been congratulating her on social media. – BBC.