The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has congratulated singers Burna Boy and Wizkid for winning at the 63rd Grammy Awards event last night.
Burna Boy, who lost out to Angelique Kidjo in the last Grammy edition, won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album, beating Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar).
Congratulating the singer, Buhari in a statement signed by the Senior Special Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said Burna Boy’s contributions in the field of music have brought glory to Nigerians at home and abroad.
“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 congratulated Wizkid who won an awarded for his effort in Brown Skin Girl, a song by Beyonce, Blue Ivy and St Jhn which is from Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift album
The song won Best Music Video, beating Future and Drake (Life Is Good), Harry Styles, (Adore You), Anderson Paak (Lockdown), and Woodkid (Goliath).
Shehu added that Buhari also “acknowledged 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.”