The most celebrated and top Nigerian artists have joined music fans from across the world to congratulate singer Temilade Openiyi also known as Tems 27,on winning a Grammy award in Los Angeles, USA.
The Nigerian song bird won the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song Wait for U with Future and Drake, they beat a strong field which included Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.
Tem self-produced her debut single, Mr Rebel, in 2018, which led to an almost instant fan base called Rebel Gang, who appreciated its unique sound and faster pace compared to other female Nigerian singers. Just over four years later, she’s a Grammy winner with a list of collaborations with notable international artists.
She also featured on WizKid’s 2020 single Essence which helped her with global prominence and the song reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
In the spirits to congratulate her success, different artists including Tiwa Savage, Waje and Omowunmi have flooded Tem with messages praising her for her success.
“It’s Tems’ time. Nobody can stop her shine. Superstar,” posted Afrobeats singer Olamide.
She is reportedly working on collaborations with several mega starts including Beyoncé and Rihanna.
“It’s great to see Tems getting this recognition. She’s always stood out from the crowd, being true to her own unique sound and style, and I’m really happy she’s achieved such heights without having to conform,” said DJ Edu, the host of BBC’s music show ‘This Is Africa’ BBC News.