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Soul Train Awards 2022: 3 Reasons Why We’re Crazy About Nigeran Rising Star Tems

The songwriter is up for two awards, including “Best New Artist.”

Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems has been heating up the music industry thanks to her captivating raspy vocal stylings. Following her performance on Wizkid’s 2020 summer anthem “Essence,” everyone wants to work with the songwriter. Rapper Future said he felt connected immediately after hearing her r&b ballad  “Higher.”  Tem’s success has garnered her several recognitions, including two nominations at the Soul Train Awards 2022, including “Best New Artist” and “Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.” Ahead of this year’s show, become familiar with this year’s nominee and check three reasons why we’re crazy about Tems.

  • She’s a style queen

    The Nigerian star’s fashion is just as unique as her music. Some of Tem’s fiercest fashionista moments include her 2022 Global Citizen performance, where she wore a blue lace one-piece with a satin baby blue cover-up.

  • Her sound is refreshing

    In an industry where musical hopefuls come a dime a dozen, Tems offers a refreshing sound to a cluttered industry. That rare talent landed her on Future’s hit single “Wait for U,”  featuring frequent collaborator Drake.

    On Twitter, the Atlanta rapper noted that producer ATL Jacob played the singer’s records, “Higher” and “Instantly connected to my soul.” Future praised the rising star, writing, “VOICE IS AMAZING.”

  • She's a musical swiss army knife

    Tems (Nigeria)

    Tems covers all fronts of her musical career as a singer, songwriter, and producer. According to Apple, the rising r&b star produced 90% of the songs on her debut project.

    The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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