We’re proud of you, Buhari tells Burna Boy, Wizkid

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian music star, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, whose entry won the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

A statement issued on Monday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as saying that Burna Boy had made notable contributions in the field of music, which the world had come to recognise.

The statement was titled: ‘President Buhari Congratulates Nigerian Afrobeat Stars Burna Boy, Wizkid.’

It read in part: “Congratulations to Burna Boy on being conferred (with) 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 was also said to have congratulated Ayodeji Balogun, aka Wizkid, who emerged as a joint winner of a Grammy awards in a different category.

The statement further read: “President Buhari acknowledges the efforts of forerunners like King Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti, whose creative exertions earned them Grammy nominations, paved the way and brought Nigerian music to global reckoning.

“The President believes that the record breaking musical achievements are recognition of the Nigerian creative talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens.”


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