President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated Afrobeat crooner, Tems, as she wins “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.
This is contained in a statement, issued by the President’s Special Adeviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
In the statement, obtained by Oyo News, the President joined fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation of the Nigerian music industry.
Temilade Openiyi, professionally called Tems, born 11 June 1995, is a Nigerian singer. She rose to prominence after she was featured on Wizkid’s 2020 single “Essence,” which reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 after the release of a remixed version with an additional feature from Justin Bieber, and earned her a Grammy Award nomination. That same year, she was featured on Drake’s song, “Fountains.”
President Buhari extoled Temilade Openiyi, also known as Tems for showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work, which, again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence.
The President equally lauded all Nigerian nominees for this year’s Grammy, including Burna Boy, for pursuing their passion with vigour and continously reinventing global entertainment, with creativity.
President Buhari thanked the creative industry, particularly managers, producers and directors, for encouraging talents, like Tems, who have taken Nigeria’s culture and tourism to the world, further displaying the resourcefulness and potentials of a great nation.
“The President wishes Tems, her partners, colleagues and well-wishers more years of glory”, the statement read.