Tems Showstopping Outfit to the Oscar 2023
The music industry was abuzz with excitement when Temilade Openiyi “Tems” as she is known professionally, made history by becoming the first Nigerian to be nominated for an Oscar this year.
Everyone had their eyes glued to her as she gracefully stepped out onto the red carpet in her gorgeous Lever Couture dress. She was recognized for her work on the critically acclaimed Wakanda Forever track “Lift Me Up,” which was written in collaboration with director Ryan Coogler and Rihanna.
Everyone present that evening was impressed by her talent, making the moment even more special and momentous. With her immense talent and drive, Tems made the entire country proud that night and opened the doors of possibilities for many others.
In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the artist opened up about the eye-catching, meme-sparking design.
“Two years ago, I would’ve said no to this dress,” Tems (whose real name is Temilade Openiyi) said, adding, “but it’s my first Oscars — I am going to go all out. I really wanted to make the most of the day. The dress is also my way of celebrating my work and the people around me, celebrating my country, and celebrating the people that are rooting for me. This dress says, ‘Yes, yes, I am here!'”