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BET Awards 2024: Tems Turns up the Temperature with These Sultry Visuals

The Nigerian singer-songwriter is nominated for 'Video Director of the Year.'

Nigerian singer and songwriter Tems continues to captivate audiences with her soulful voice and visionary creativity behind the camera.

Recently nominated for “Video Director of the Year” at the forthcoming BET Awards 2024, hosted by the esteemed Taraji P. Henson, Tems joins a prestigious lineup of the most recognizable names in the industry, including Child., Cole Bennett, Offset, Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monaé, and Alan Ferguson, alongside music video luminaries Benny Boom and Dave Meyers.

Tems has showcased her talents in front of and behind the camera, crafting mesmerizing music videos for tracks like “Me & U” and her later single “Love Me JeJe,” which have garnered widespread acclaim from fans since their release.

As we anticipate culture’s biggest night, airing on Sunday, June 30, we’re celebrating Tems’ contributions to the visual landscape of music, reflecting on five of her most alluring visuals.

Remember to mark your calendars for the BET Experience, returning after five years on June 26. This week-long extravaganza promises star-studded performances, comedy shows, insightful panels, and engaging workshops—a true immersion into the heartbeat of cultural evolution. For tickets to the BET Experience, Presented by Walmart, click here.

  • “Love Me JeJe”

    Tems’ “Love Me JeJe,” from her debut studio album Born in the Wild, pays homage to her homeland and the song of the same name by fellow Nigerian singer-songwriter Seyi Sodimu, released in the late '90s.

    The visual, filmed at various locations across Lagos, was directed by the star. The video follows the songbird out and about, enjoying time with her friends at a karaoke bar, performing on a moving truck, and riding around the city’s bustling streets.

  • “Me & U”

    Tems’ 2023 track “Me  & U” marked the star’s first solo single since her 2021 EP If Orange Was a Place, placing herself in the songwriter’s and director’s chair.  

    The visual was shot on the Southern European island of Malta and featured several sultry dance moments from the singer. 

  • Wizkid - “Essence" feat. Tems

    Wizkid and Tems delivered the song of the summer with their 2020 hit single “Essence.” Directed by Director K, the music video, filmed in Accra, Ghana, perfectly complements the track's tropical and relaxed vibe. It features vibrant outfits, picturesque scenes, and Tems' captivating presence, enhancing the video’s sultry and laid-back feel.

    Their collaboration was highly acclaimed, earning them the "Best Collaboration" award at the BET Awards 2022.

  • “Free Mind”

    Tems’ “Free Mind” music video, a highlight from her EP “For Broken Ears,” beautifully mirrors the song’s introspective essence. It blends sensual imagery and serene settings to capture Tems in moments of deep reflection, echoing the track’s contemplative vibe.

  • “Crazy Tings”

    The sultry aesthetic and fluid camera work in the UAX-directed visual for “Crazy Tings” complement the song's infectious rhythm, creating a mesmerizing experience for the viewer. The video has been viewed over 21 million times on YouTube. 

    Tune in to the BET Awards 2024 on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET. 

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