Here’s How Celebrities Reacted to Tems, Fireboy DML & Pheelz’s History Making Achievements at the 2022 BET Awards

Tems, Fireboy DML, Pheelz Make History at 2022 BET Awards

It was a big night for Nigerian music and Nigerians at the 2022 BET Awards which took place on Sunday, June 26. As well as taking home two BET statuettes in one night for the very first time, Nigerian artists also broke new grounds with their stage performances.

Pheelz became the first international artist to perform at the BET pre-show, and Fireboy DML became the first Nigerian to perform at the BET Awards main-show.

Their performances highlighted the remarkable streak of growing global appeal for Afrofusion that also saw Burna Boy perform at the 2022 BillBoard Music Awards which held a couple of months ago.

The staggering achievements of Nigerian music at the 2022 BET Awards prompted celebratory remarks across the internet from popular Nigerian celebrities and industry experts.

Here’s how some of the best reactions, as they celebrated Afro music, Tems, Pheelz, and Fireboy DML.

ITS DON JAZZY AGAIN. 🐘 on Twitter: “Afrobeats has never been this busy. You look left and right, home and abroad, there is so much to make you smile with pride. I’m super proud of the game. 🤍🐘 / Twitter”

Afrobeats has never been this busy. You look left and right, home and abroad, there is so much to make you smile with pride. I’m super proud of the game. 🤍🐘

MrMacaroni on Twitter: “Wizkid and Tems Won the BET Award for Best Collaboration. Fireboy DML delivered a Fantabulous performance on that stage!!! This is one of those proud moments for us all. E sweet my body!!!! We never even start!!! / Twitter”

Wizkid and Tems Won the BET Award for Best Collaboration. Fireboy DML delivered a Fantabulous performance on that stage!!! This is one of those proud moments for us all. E sweet my body!!!! We never even start!!!

jada.p on Twitter: “African music has come so far! & It’s such an honour to be apart of what’s to come. 5 years ago afrobeats would have never even been considered in this category. Big shout to everyone pushing the sound to the world. It’s finally being recognised for its worth.🏆 @BETMusic pic.twitter.com/p81m9HF6cD / Twitter”

African music has come so far! & It’s such an honour to be apart of what’s to come. 5 years ago afrobeats would have never even been considered in this category. Big shout to everyone pushing the sound to the world. It’s finally being recognised for its worth.🏆 @BETMusic pic.twitter.com/p81m9HF6cD

E on Twitter: “Wizkid was so sure when he said he created magic with Tems cos the impact of ‘Essence’ is still felt globally 2 years after its release; it’s still on the lips of every afrobeats lover. Big Wiz made a timeless record & MIL remains an exceptional album. 🔥 #BETAwards / Twitter”

Wizkid was so sure when he said he created magic with Tems cos the impact of ‘Essence’ is still felt globally 2 years after its release; it’s still on the lips of every afrobeats lover. Big Wiz made a timeless record & MIL remains an exceptional album. 🔥 #BETAwards

Joey Akan on Twitter: “Congratulations to Wizki and Tems. They deserve all the rewarding goodness of their efforts. / Twitter”

Congratulations to Wizki and Tems. They deserve all the rewarding goodness of their efforts.

Chuma Nnoli on Twitter: “Wizkid titled the song Essence, then he said “Tems and I created Magic.”Two years after, the song is still doing numbers and winning awards – proving the title, and that statement right. Big Wiz keeps showing his worth as a music great. / Twitter”

Wizkid titled the song Essence, then he said “Tems and I created Magic.”Two years after, the song is still doing numbers and winning awards – proving the title, and that statement right. Big Wiz keeps showing his worth as a music great.

Maye Hunta on Twitter: “BIG WIZ 4 a reason!!! Man fought for moments like this!!! Congrats on the big win… Best Collaboration @wizkidayo @temsbaby #BETAwards Big ups to the performers too!!! #naijablood / Twitter”

BIG WIZ 4 a reason!!! Man fought for moments like this!!! Congrats on the big win… Best Collaboration @wizkidayo @temsbaby #BETAwards Big ups to the performers too!!! #naijablood

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