Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated hip hop artistes, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly
called Wizkid, and David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, on their award wins
at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO).
statement issued by the president's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Friday, December 1, 2017, the president
praised the duo for bringing pride to the country with their hard work.
statement read, "President
Buhari joins the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world
in celebrating the highly deserved and meritorious recognition, which saw
WizKid winning "International Best Artitse" award, while Davido
picked the "Best African Act".
President affirms that both singers have showcased the rich talents in the
country, and brought pride to the nation through their many songs and
performances, commending their dedication, hard work and charity works.
Buhari also calls on the upwardly mobile artistes to be cautious and mindful of
likely distractions to their careers, urging Wizkid and Davido to serve as
ambassadors of the country and role models to upcoming musicians."
artistes have received praise from unlikely quarters for their win as former President Goodluck Jonathan also praised and thanked
Wizkid for winning the "The Best International Act" award
ahead of American heavyweight, Shawn Carter, popularly called JAY-Z.
The pair were
also congratulated by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who took to his Twitter account (@atiku) to
heap high praise on them.
young friend, WizKid beat other big international artists to win one of the
world's biggest music awards. Congratulations!
hear young David O won too. Very good day for Nigeria."