Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi popularly known as ‘Tems’ has become the first Nigerian to be nominated at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts popularly known as the Oscar. 


The 95th edition of the Oscar which is scheduled to hold March 12, 2023, announced its nominees on January 24th, 2023 during an online live stream from Beverly Hills, California.


The award-winning artist was nominated in the category of Best Original Song for her collaboration with Rihanna on the song ‘Lift Me Up’. 


The song ‘Lift Me Up’ was one of the original soundtracks of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It was performed by Rihanna and co-written with Tems, and produced by Ludwig Goransson.


For the 2023 Oscar awards, voting will begin from the 2nd to the 7th of March, and the winners will be announced and awarded on Sunday 12th of March at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 


The Academy Awards are recognized as the most prestigious and significant awards in the entertainment industry in the United States. It is a recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements of primarily American films which are assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.


The song’s nominations have excited many Nigerians, as the nomination makes history.

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