President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian music stars Burna Boy ‘African Giant‘, and Wizkid for winning Grammy awards. Burna’s entry received the Greatest World Music Album category within the 2021 Grammy awards.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, launched a press release containing quotes from the president:
Congratulations to Burna Boy on being conferred the 2021 Grammy, the world’s most prestigious musical awards. He has made notable contributions in the area of music which have introduced glory to Nigerians at residence and overseas. We’re happy with his path-breaking achievements.
The president additionally congratulated Wizkid who emerged as a joint winner of the Grammy Awards in a distinct class.
Wizkid, received a Grammy for the Finest Music Video’ for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Beyonce’s 2019 hit track. The Greatest Music Video award is given to the artist, video director, and video producer.
Buhari acknowledged the efforts of the likes of King Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti whose creativity earned them Grammy nominations, paved the way and brought Nigerian music to international reckoning.
The President believes that the record-breaking musical achievements are a recognition of the Nigerian inventive talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens