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President Buhari Sends Delayed Congratulatory Messages To Burna Boy and Wizkid After Grammy Win

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Burna Boy and Wizkid on their respective wins at the just-concluded Grammy awards.

Garba Shehu, the official spokesperson for the President took to his Twitter handle to felicitate with the Nigerian musicians.

President Buhari Sends Delayed Congratulatory Messages To Burna Boy and Wizkid After Grammy Win


In a series of tweets, Shehu wrote:

President @MBuhari congratulates Nigerian music star Damini Ogulu, better known as @burnaboy, whose entry won the “Best Global Music Album” category in the 2021 Grammy awards, saying he has made notable contributions in the field of music which the world has come to recognize.

“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 & abroad. We are proud of his path-breaking achievements,” he said

“The President also congratulates @wizkidayo who emerged as a joint winner of the Grammy Awards in a different category.

“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.

“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 a recognition of the Nigerian creative talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens.”

 

On March 14, 2021, Wizkid won Best Music Video for his role in ‘Brown Skin Girl’ while Burna Boy won the ‘Best Global Music Album’.

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Joshua Ugbedeojo

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