It is another big win for Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi (better known as Tem) as she has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Original Song ahead of the 95th Academy Awards scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on 12 March.
Tems was nominated for an award owing to her contribution as a songwriter on ”Lift Me Up,” one of the soundtracks on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.
Other co-writers include Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler.
See the post shared on The Academy’s official Twitter handle:
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 24, 2023
This has got fans reacting on social media.
@Zazarat wrote: “When Tems name comes up anywhere now Oscar award nominee Tems Imagine if/when she wins Oscar award winner Tems”.
@chinoso also commented: “Essence really blew Tems and brought her to the limelight giving her multiple awards and nominations now an Oscar nominee but what happened to wizkid that featured her on the track”.
@kedly_jr: “With the way Tems dey collect Award and Nominations, isn’t not too early to compare her with Tiwa savage?”
@defnotyourmate wrote: “Oh wow. This is major. Tems really blew when it was her time cos sis is grabbing all”.