Tems, Wizkid Win Big at 2022 BET Awards

Written by on June 27, 2022

Nigerian music duo, Tems and Wizkid bagged impressive wins at the recently concluded Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards ceremony on Monday, June 27.

The event  took place at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles. Tems, whose real name is Temilade Openiyi took home with two awards.

First, Tems and Wizkid received an award for ‘Best Collaboration’ for their song, ‘Essence’. With the win, ‘Essence’ has emerged as the first African song to win a BET award.

Wizkid becomes the first Nigerian and African to win an Award outside the Best International Acts category.

Tems made history as she became the first African female to win the Best International Category. Tems now joins Ice Prince, Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy as Nigerians who have won the BET Awards.


Diddy was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel Jackson, and many more in receiving the honor.

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