November 27, (THEWILL) – Nigeria’s Temilade Openiyi, aka Tems, has emerged as the best new artiste at this year’s Soul Train Awards, which was aired on Saturday, making her the first African to win the category.
The 2022 Soul Train Awards was held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual music awards show that honours the best in African-American culture, music and entertainment.
Tems beat compatriots, CKay, Fireboy DML, and others to the award.
According to BillBoard, the Nigerian singer is the first winner in this category, who hails from Africa.
Tems was featured on Wizkid’s global hit “Essence”, which won best collaboration at the 2021’s award.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé was the top winner at the awards. She won album of the year for the fourth time with Renaissance, song of the year for the third time with “Break My Soul”, and best collaboration for “Make Me Say It Again, Girl”, featuring Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers.