Tems: Tinubu, Buhari, and Other Nigerian Politicians Who Congratulated Singer on Her Grammy Award
- Tems’ international achievement with the Grammys is worth celebrating by all and sundry
- Some Nigerian political leaders have shown their appreciation to Tems for putting the country on a global scene
- President Muhammadu Buhari, in his congratulatory message, thanked the creative industry for encouraging talents, like Tems
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Nigerian politicians have tried to show their concern for the country’s growing music industry by sending out their goodwill messages to our latest Grammy award-winning star, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems.
Among those who have recognised Tems international feat are Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC).
1. Tinubu hails Tems
Tinubu dropped a congratulatory post for the songstress to mark Tems’ achievement via his Twitter handle on Monday.
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The former Lagos governor praised Tems and congratulated her on her successful contribution to the hit song Wait for You, which featured American rap stars Future and Drake.
"I join other Nigerians in congratulating Temilade Openiyi aka Tems @temsbaby on winning the Grammy award in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song "Wait for U" – featuring Future and Drake."
See Tinubu’s post below:
2. Buhari salutes Tems
The president of the country, Muhammadu Buhari, saluted Nigerian Afro-soul singer Tems for her creative prowess that led to her Grammy victory.
Buhari praised Tems for "showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work, which, once again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence," according to a statement released by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
The president applauded all Nigerian nominees for this year's Grammy Awards, including Burna Boy, for pursuing their passions with zeal and continuously reinventing global entertainment with creativity.
He also appreciated the creative industry, particularly managers, producers, and directors, for encouraging talents like Tems, who have taken Nigeria's culture and tourism to the global stage.
3. Former Senate President Bukola Saraki acknowledges Tems
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki recognised the Afro-soul global star for her record-breaking achievement.
In a tweet, the politician congratulated Tems for making history as the first female Nigerian Afrobeats artist to bag a Grammy award.
"Congratulations to the trailblazing Tems @temsbaby for making history as the first female Nigerian artist to receive a Grammy Award!"
See Bukola Saraki’s post below:
Tems spotted in video with Mary J Blige, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled on the red carpet after winning
Nigerian singer Tems received an overwhelming show of love and support from many in the online community.
Tems made history as the first female afrobeat artiste to win a Grammy Award. The singer snagged the prestigious award for her efforts on rapper Future’s Wait For You track.
Videos that made the rounds on social media captured the moment Tems fully enjoyed her moment and was congratulated by some iconic international music stars.
Tems was seen exchanging warm pleasantries with DJ Khaled, who also introduced her to his beautiful wife.