Tems Loses First Oscar Nomination

Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems has lost her first Oscar nomination at the ongoing 95th edition of the Academy Awards.

Nigerian singer made history earlier this year as the first Nigerian singer to earn an Oscar nomination.

Tems was nominated for her contribution as a songwriter on ‘Lift Me Up,’ one of the songs on Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.

The Nigerian singer was nominated alongside ‘Applause’ from ‘Tell It like a Woman’ (Diane Warren), ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun Maverick’ (Lady Gaga and BloodPop), ‘This Is a Life’ from ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ (Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski).

Tems lost the Oscar for Best Original Song category to ‘Naatu Naatu’ from RRR’, which is composed by MM Keeravani, with lyrics by Chandrabose and vocals by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava.

While accepting his award, Keeravani sang a self-composed song in honour of Rajamouli and the entire nation of India.

DJ Khaled Reveals Why He Wants To Work With Tems

American mega-producer, DJ Khaled has given reasons why he would love to work with Grammy Award-winning artist, Tems.

According to DJ Khaled, the Afrobeat star’s outstanding attributes is one of the reasons he desires to work with her.

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The ‘God Did It’ crooner praised the Nigerian for her pure heart and passionate flair for her career, adding that she is unique and he loves her for energy, music and how pure she is.


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