1st News recently gathered that Nigerian recording artiste, Tems has been nominated for Best New International Act at the 2021 BET Awards.
She was nominated on Monday, June 7.
She was nominated alongside South African R&B singer, Elaine; British acts; Arlo Parks and Bree Runway, who are both rappers and singers.
In January 2020 and January 2021, Arlo Parks and Bree Runaway were named as part of NME‘s 100 Essential Artist list.
French acts, Bramsito and Ronisia as well as Brazilian, MC Dricka were also nominated on the list.
A couple of days ago, the full nominations were announced on May 27, 2021, and Nigerian superstars, Wizkid, Burna Boy were nominated in the Best New International Act category which Burna Boy has won in the last two years.
Meanwhile, Tems has continued to experience rapid progress in her music career.
The 25-year-old singer made her mainstream debut in 2019 with the single, ‘Try Me’. She released two other singles, ‘Looku Looku’ and ‘Mr. Rebel’ before she released her impressive project, For Broken Ears EP in 2020.
Tems also featured on Wizkid’s single, ‘Essence’ which is off his 4th studio album, Made In Lagos.
In a previous interview, 1st News documented what Tems said about recording the smash hit with Star Boy.
Here is what she said;
““Even (on) the day I recorded (my verse on the song), I felt I could do better.
I asked them to send me the beat again so I could redo my verse but they (Wizkid’s team) said it was great.
I told them I still wanted to ‘top it’ but they did not let me.
However, I was happy with it. I always like to challenge myself and I used to be such a perfectionist.
Wizkid also said he liked it.”