Wizkid and Tems, two Nigerian singers, took home the Collaboration of the Year award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards for their breakthrough track Essence.
The 2021 Soul Train Awards have ended, with Wizkid and Tems winning Collaboration of the Year jointly. The performance took place on Sunday, November 28th, 2021.
The Soul Train Awards are an annual music awards program that honors the best of African-American music and entertainment. H.E.R. is the most nominated artist this year, with nods for Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist. With six nominations each, Jasmine Sullivan and Chris Brown are barely behind H.E.R. Bruno Mars took home three awards on the night, making him the night's biggest winner.
Wiz and Tems were both nominated for five Soul Train Awards in 2021. Wizkid's album Made in Lagos was nominated for Album of the Year, while Tems was nominated for Best New Artist. For the pioneering single, Essence, the team was also nominated for Song of the Year, Video of the Year, The Ashford and Simpson songwriter's award, and Best Collaboration, which they eventually won.