Tems bags ELLE style, BMI R&B/Hip-Hop awards


Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, won two awards on Wednesday.

The Oscar-nominated diva bagged the Trailblazer Award at the ELLE Style Awards in London, United Kingdom, on September 6, 2023.

Tems was on ground to receive her laurel, which was presented by BAFTA-winning actress Naomi Ackie and BBC Radio 1 presenter Julie Adenuga.

In her acceptance speech, the ‘Essence’ crooner said she has her upbringing in Lagos, Nigeria, and faith to thank for her career success so far.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Tems was named the Songwriter of the Year at the 2023 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at the LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach on September 6, 2023.

She was recognized for her songwriting credits on ‘Free Mind’, Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’, and Future and Drake’s ‘Wait for U.’