President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian music stars Burna Boy 'African Giant', and Wizkid for winning Grammy awards. Burna's entry won the Best Global Music Album category in the 2021 Grammy awards.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, released a statement 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 field of music which have brought glory to Nigerians at home and abroad. We are proud of his path-breaking achievements.
The president also congratulated Wizkid who emerged as a joint winner of the Grammy Awards in a different category.
Wizkid, won a Grammy for the Best Music Video’ for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’, Beyonce’s 2019 hit song. The Best 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 global reckoning.
The President believes that the record-breaking musical achievements are a recognition of the Nigerian creative talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens