Tems’ recent victory in the Best Music Award at the 2023 Grammy Awards has no doubt made Nigerians proud. Since her victory, which is well-deserved, it is evident that the entire nation has bubbled up in excitement for the emerging star. In addition to honoring Tems, Nigerians have been taking over social media with various opinions. Recently, a Twitter user identified as Ndoki Republic used her account to make specific demands of Tems and her devoted followers.
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She emphasized that Afrobeats superstar Wizkid was responsible for shaping who she is today. Ndoki felt Wizzy deserved praise for helping Tems win the Grammy in 2023. Her viewpoint elicited some intriguing responses from Nigerians. While some agreed with her, others countered that Wizkid shouldn’t always be given credit. However, the iconic singer and producer were also praised by other Nigerians, who noted that he had made a significant contribution to the nation’s entertainment industry as a whole.
Yes, Big Wiz may be one of the greatest Nigerian musicians to ever do it, but when it comes to his record-breaking song “Essence,” people fail to realize that it was a mutual assistance. Without Tems on that song, it may not have been that globally recognized, and in the same way, without that feature from Wiz, Tems may have still been an up-and-coming act. They both deserve their flowers.