Nigerian music star Tems grabs two awards at BET Awards last night – “Best International Act,” as well as “Best Collaboration” for Essence by Wizkid featuring herself and Justin Bieber.
Hip Hop and RnB maestro cum entrepreneur Diddy also received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution to the industry.
This is the first international award Tems is receiving for her own record.
In receiving the award, Tems gave a brief speech dedicating her award to every young woman striving to one day live their dreams.
“Thank you so much for this, thank you so much. It’s an honour… I mean, this is my first award show that I’m winning something and I just want to use this as an opportunity to speak to every single young, old, whatever, every single woman watching this, every single girl watching this at home. Where I’m from, things like this don’t happen.”She said
Here is the full list of winners below:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak (Silk Sonic)
“Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year
Anderson.Paak aka Director.Paak
Best New Artist
Album of the Year
“An Evening With Silk Sonic,” Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak (Silk Sonic)
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
“We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin (WINNER)
“Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
Best International Act
Will Smith, “King Richard”
Zendaya, “Euphoria” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (WINNER)
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Sportsman of the Year Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sean “Diddy” Combs