Kuni .G. Isaac
Nigerian singer Temilade Openiyi alias Tems made history at the just concluded BET Awards ceremony after emerging as the first African female artiste to achieve the Best International Act award. The event which went down on Sunday, June 26, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles witnessed the celebration of black artistry and creators in the entertainment industry.
Tems went home with two awards for the night even though it was her first time winning a BET Award, she also went large to encouraged girls with a moving speech to dare to dream.
! “I just want to use this as an opportunity to speak to every single young, old, whatever, every single woman watching this, every single girl watching this at home. Where I’m from, things like this don’t happen,” she said. Tems rounded up her acceptance speech with the popular pidgin slang “e go be” and members of the audience applauded her.