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Nigerian Singer Tems Wins Best Hip-Hop Song At AMAs

Nigeria Singer Tems Wins Best Hip-Hop Song At AMAs
Nigeria Singer Tems Wins Best Hip-Hop Song At AMAsPhoto via-Temsbaby/Instagram)

Nigerian singer Tems has won favourite Hip-Hop song award at the just concluded American Music Award show with the song, ‘Wait For U’. She shared the award with Future and Drake, after they won with their featured song, ‘Wait For U’ on Sunday night in Los Angeles, United States of America.

The Nigerian singer Tems who had earlier lost to Wizkid in the AMAs Favourites Afrobeats artist award, took home an award after winning the category of Favourite Hip-Hop Song ‘Wait For U’ which she was featured in alongside Future and Drake.

The song ‘Wait For U’ which is owned by Future, featured Drake and Tems and was released in 2022. They were nominated alongside Jack Harlow, “First Class” Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin” Latto, “Big Energy” Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby”

About The Song:

Wait for U” is a song by American rapper Future, featuring vocals from Canadian rapper and singer Drake and Nigerian singer Tems. 

It was sent to rhythmic contemporary radio as the second single from Future’s ninth studio album, I Never Liked You, on May 3, 2022. 

The song samples Tems’ song, “Higher”, from her debut extended play, For Broken Ears (2020).

Future, Drake, and Tems wrote the song with producers FnZ (Finatik and Zac) and ATL Jacob, alongside Tejiri Akpoghene.

 Tems and Tejiri Akpoghene are credited as songwriters from the sample of “Higher”. “Wait for U” is an R&B song that lyrically discusses the occasional toxicity of a romantic relationship. The song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Future’s second, Drake’s tenth, and Tems’ first number-one hit on the Hot 100.

The 2022 American Music Awards which is an annual fan-voted awards show was held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and featured a star-studded lineup of famous faces from the music world and beyond, with Taylor Swift winning big on the night.

Other winners of the night at the 2022 American Music Awards included Beyoncé, who took Favorite R&B Artist and Bad Bunny, who managed to take two, including Favorite Make Latin Artist. Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Tems, Wizkid and Kendrick Lamar each took two awards

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