Oscar 2023: Netizens React As Tems Loses The Best Original Song Award To RRR’s NAATU NAATU (Video)

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Mixed reactions followed the trailing singer’s Oscar loss at the 2023 award ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, US.

It was reported that Tems was nominated for “Best Original Song” for her feature in “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Unfortunately, the fast-rising singer lost the award to “NAATU NAATU” from the hit Telugu-language film RRR.

NAATU NAATU made history by becoming the first Indian film song to win an Oscar.

Rihanna features Tems in her new song

Recall that Rihanna had released her first new solo song, “Lift Me Up,” for the movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” for the first time since her 2016 album, “Anti.”

The ballad is cowritten by Tems, Rihanna, Ludwig Göransson, and the film’s director, Ryan Coogler. It is a tribute to the life and legacy of the late Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2016.


The singer’s loss has left the internet divided, as many noted how NAATU NAATU deserves the win, while others expressed disappointment at the loss.

One Okwy_mfb wrote, “Abeg this Oscar people can never see anything nice in our music and videos even when they know it is the best of them all. Well done Tems, me I appreciate all ur efforts. God bless ur handwork sis

One Love Davido wrote, “Serves her right cause she dey form wetin I know no…she win Grammy she no fit post am or even acknowledge her fans or even post it on her story she dey form matured

One Ojie Carter wrote, “The Oscar hardly wanna recognize black people. Either way is good for her resume

One Bibire wrote, “Naatu Naatu deserves it, lift me up is good but don’t disresoy Naatu Naatu. Maybe y’all should go back and watch RRR then you can compare

One Fiyin Ojo wrote, “But why. I feel lift me up is better.

Despite the loss, Tems can always comfort herself with the Grammys.

Tems makes history at the 2023 Grammys, as Burna Boy loses

Africanglitz reported on Sunday, February 5th, that Tems had broken records as she won her first Grammy award.

The Nigerian singer, who keeps soaring higher and breaking records, had become the first Nigerian female artist to win a Grammy.

The singer won the prestigious award at the 65th Grammy Awards held last night, February 5th, 2023, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

Her feature on American rapper Future’s song “Wait for U,” which also featured Drake, earned her the award.

With her newest feat, Tems has beaten Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, and other Nigerian female singers to win the prestigious award.


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