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Tems, Rihanna bag first Golden Globe nomination for ‘Wakanda Forever’ soundtrack



The soundtrack for the Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which featured collaborations from American pop star Rihanna and Nigerian singer Tems, has earned both artists their first Golden Globe nomination.

On Monday, the nominees list was released on social media.

In addition to fellow songwriter Ludwig Göransson and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, the singers were nominated for best original song.

Together with Rihanna, music producer Ludwig Göransson, and film director Ryan Coogler, Tems co-wrote the song “Lift Me Up.”

The track which was released on November 4, was written as a tribute to the lead star of the first Black Panther film, Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 at the age of 43.

In a press statement, Tems said, “After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life.“I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them.“Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honour.”

In September 2021, Tems whose real name is Temilade Openiyi met Rihanna at an event promoting the latter’s Savage Xfenty collection in America.

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