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Entertainment of Wednesday, 29 June 2022


How Nigerians stole the spotlight at 2022 BET Awards

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At the just concluded BET Awards held on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Nigerians stole the show on the evening.

The 2022 Black Entertainment Television Awards saw Tems and Wizkid receive two awards while singers, Fireboy and Pheelz thrilled the audience to amazing performances.

Following the massive win in Los Angeles, Nigerian celebrities and fans have taken to the internet to celebrate Tems, Wizkid, Fireboy, and Pheelz for their outstanding wins and performances.

1. Tems wins Best International Act

Singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, won the Best International Act. She will be the first Nigerian female musician to win this category.

Tems was nominated alongside Fireboy, Dave from the UK, Dinos from France, Fally Ipupa from Congo, Little Simz from the UK, Ludmilla from Brazil, Major League Djz from South Africa, and Tayc from France.

As she received the award on the evening, she encouraged women and girls to continue their hard work.

Tems joins other Nigerian artistes such as 2Baba, D’banj, Ice Prince, Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy to have won this award.

2. Wizkid’s “Essence” wins Best Collaboration

Wizkid’s “Essence” featuring Tems and Justin Bieber won Best Collaboration.

The song 'Essence' beat ‘Every Change I Get’ by DJ Khaled ft Lil baby and Lil Durk; ‘Family Ties’ by Baby Seem ft Kenderick Lamar; ‘Whole Lotta’ by Bia ft Nicki Minaj; ‘Way 2 Sexy’, Drake ft Future and Young Thug, and ‘Kiss me More’ by Doja Cat ft SZA.

This will be Tems second win at the BET Awards.

3. Fireboy performs at main event

At the main event, Fireboy performed a rendition of his popularly song “Playboy” and “Peru”.

His outstanding performance in Los Angeles got fans taking to social media to applaud the YBNL-signed artist.

4. Pheelz pre-show performance

On Sunday night, Nigerian producer and singer, Pheelz, gave an electrifying performance at the BET awards pre-show.

He performed his hit song 'Finesse', as the crowd cheered and sang along.

He took to Twitter to announce his performance; “About to be the first international artist to perform at the BET pre-show. Yeah, I’m super gassed," Pheelz said.