Wizkid’s Essence has won another award, this time for ‘Best Collaboration’ at the BET Awards 2022.
The Essence version with Tems and Justin Bieber that won the award for Best Collaboration was released in 2021 after the initial release.
This song was nominated alongside other great songs by top artists, including “Every Chance I Get” by DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk, Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar’s “Family Ties,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA’s “Kiss Me More,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug’s “Way 2 Sexy,” and Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj’s “Whole Lotta Money” (Remix).
Tems, who was present when the award was presented, expressed gratitude to the BET Awards, saying:
“Thank you very much, BET… This award is for Africa, and I just want to say that great things are happening out in Africa right now, and the light is shining on everyone… This is a tribute to Africa and Nigeria. Thank you very much.”