Nigeria’s Afrobeats sensation, Tems, has made history by becoming the first Nigerian music artiste to earn an Oscar nomination.
Tems was nominated alongside Rihanna in the category of Best Original Song for her contribution as a songwriter on ‘Lift Me Up’ one of the soundtracks on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.
‘Lift Me Up’ was one of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ soundtracks. Rihanna co-wrote the soulful song with Tems, and the music was produced by Ludwig Göransson and directed by Ryan Coogler.
The singer’s nomination has excited many Nigerians as it comes barely a week after famous American rapper, Snoop Dogg, expressed his desire to work with her.
Voting for the 2023 Oscars will run from March 2nd to 7th. The 2023 Oscar award is set to hold on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater and it will be hosted by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.