Wizkid’s Essence Ft Tems, Justin Bieber Win BET Award
Wizkid released ‘Essence’ in 2020 and the song became a hit after it appeared on global music charts across the globe, but the ‘Essence remix’ that won the award for Best Collaboration is the version that featured Tems and Justin Bieber which was released in 2021.
The record won the award during the 2022 edition of the BET Awards hosted by Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson on Sunday, June 26, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
“Essence” was nominated alongside other great records from top artistes such as “Every Chance I Get” by DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk, “Family Ties,” by Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat Feat. SZA, “Way 2 Sexy” by Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug, and “Whole Lotta Money” (Remix) by Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj.
While receiving the award, Tems who was present appreciated the BET Awards said: “Thank you, BET… This award is for really Wiz, Africa, and I just want to say that great thing is happening out of Africa right now and the light is on everyone there… This is dedicated to Africa and to Nigeria. Thank you.”
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— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) June 27, 2022
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 27, 2022
Moments like this make me so extremely proud to be Nigerian. We must celebrate the wins and encourage the next generation to continue to excel and change the narrative! Big ups @temsbaby @wizkidayo @BETAwards #betawards pic.twitter.com/IXY448FFSr
— Emma Nyra (@EmmaNyra) June 27, 2022
KanyiDaily had earlier reported that Tems also made history as the first Nigerian female artist to win the ‘Best International Act’ category at the 2022 edition of the BET Awards.