Buhari greets Burna Boy, Wizkid on Grammy award triumphs

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Nigerians to congratulates Nigerian music star Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy for winning the prestigious Grammy Award.

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assitant on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president also felicitated with another act, Mr. Ibrahim Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid for jointly winning another award with a popular US act, Beyonce.

Burna Boy won in the category of “Best Global Music Album” in the 2021 edition of the award while Wizkid became a joint winner with Beyonce with the track titled ‘Brown Skin Girl’

Buhari in the statement said, the duo won the awards because they have 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 and abroad. We are proud of his path-breaking achievements,” he said.

The president also acknowledge 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.” The statement concludes.

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