Pop music star, Temilade Openiyi or Tems as she is widely known, has expressed her gratitude towards female artistes that have paved the path in the Nigerian music industry for her.
She took to social media to acknowledge female heavyweights that have repeatedly blazed the trail in the industry and served as inspiration for her.
In the series of tweets, she mentioned the likes of Asa, Omawunmi, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Waje, Simi, Niniola, and others thanking them “for existing”.
Tems tweeted on Tuesday, “I’m taking today to appreciate all the sisters today. Thank you for existing, thank you for deciding to get up and do something because someone saw that and became inspired by it. @Asa_official @Omawumi @TiwaSavage @yemialadee @OfficialWaje @SympLySimi @OfficialNiniola.”
Responding to the Twitter mention, Omawunmi tweeted, “I’m truly humbled! Massive Congratulations. To the sky and above!”
I’m truly humbled! Massive Congratulations ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
To the sky and above! https://t.co/1IC2MpNpLM
— Omawumi (@Omawumi) June 28, 2022
“Tems all the way. I love you big!” Asa also replied.
“A queen I Stan,” Waje responded.
The BET award winner also named rising stars like herself, promising they were all going “to move in like a Tsunami.”
“@amaarae @Gyakie_ @ayrastarr @faveszn @TeniEntertainer, when I see anyone of you gracing a stage, I feel like that’s me. We’re all winning and we’re about to move in like a Tsunami. So before it starts, know that love lives on this side, as we show the world how it’s done.
“And if I missed any messages, it is definitely unintentional. I don’t take your kind words and support for granted. I’m sending you all love today because you DESERVE it. Love always,” she wrote.
@amaarae @Gyakie_ @ayrastarr @faveszn @TeniEntertainer
When I see anyone of you gracing a stage, I feel like that’s me. We’re all winning and we’re about to move in like a Tsunami. So before it starts, know that Love lives on this side.
As we show the world how it’s done.
— TEMS (@temsbaby) June 28, 2022
Her appreciation tweets follow her wins at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday.
Tems brought home the award for the Best International Act, beating the likes of UK’s Dave, and her Nigerian counterpart, Fireboy DML.
Wizkid’s “Essence” which featured Tems and Justin Bieber, also bagged the BET Best Collaboration award.