The Soul Train Awards which was held on Sunday, November 28, 2021, is an annual music award show that rewards the best of the best in African-American culture music and entertainment.
Wizkid and Tems defeated Chris Brown, Doja Cat, H.E.R, Jasmine Sullivan and Yung Bleu featuring Drake to win the Best Collaboration for their smash hit song, Essence.
Wizkid and Tems were each nominated for 5 awards respectively at the 2021 Soul Train Awards.
Wizkid was nominated for Album of the Year with Made in Lagos while Tems was nominated for the Best New Artist award.
The duo were also jointly nominated for the Song of The Year, Video of The Year, The Ashford and Simpson songwriter’s award, and Best Collaboration for Essence, which they eventually won.
However, they lost the ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Video of the Year’ category to ‘Leave the Door Open’ by Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak (Silk Sonic).
In the same vein, ‘Made In Lagos’ was also bested by Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Heaux Tales’ in the ‘Album of the Year category.
KanyiDaily recalls that Wizkid and Tems’ song ‘Essence’ is also nominated in the Best Global Music Performance category for the Grammy Awards scheduled for January 31, 2022, in Los Angeles.