Tems has becomes the first Nigerian musician to be nominated for an Oscar award, for her role in creating Rihanna’s song Lift Me Up from the Wakanda Forever soundtrack.
It is the latest accolade for the singer-songwriter – who has been shortlisted for a Golden Globe and Grammy in recent months.
The 27-year old Tems has yet to comment publicly on the news, but fans of the star have been congratulating her on social media.
To the surprise of many, Viola Davis and ‘The Woman King,’ which she starred in, were both snubbed by this year’s Oscar.
Voting for the 2023 Oscars will run from March 2nd – 7th, ahead of the award night itself scheduled for Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater, and will be hosted by comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.