Buhari, APC congratulate 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 in the 2021 Grammy awards’’.
The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday.
He noted that Burna Boy had made notable contributions in the field of music which the world has come to recognise.
“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 emerged as a joint winner of the Grammy Awards in a different category.
He 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.
According to the president, the record breaking musical achievements are recognition of the Nigerian creative talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens.
Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Burna Boy and Wizkid awards at the 63rd 2021 Grammys in Los Angeles, the United States (U.S.) was an inspiration to Nigerian youths.
Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of APC Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this  in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Akpanudoedehe said winning the awards was unarguably Nigeria’s biggest moment on the world’s music stage.
He said the award was an affirmation that Burna Boy and Wizkid were vibrant international musical force.
The national secretary said the awards crowned efforts of Nigerian superstars such as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti who was the main progenitors of Afrobeat and Afropop that became the mainstream music globally.
“As a party, we are immensely proud that our musical stars are leading the pack of young Africans who are redefining the global music space,” Akpanudoedehe said.
He added that: “our youth are our asset”, saying that their creativity, talent, energy, innovation and drive was positively impacting and changing the world.
Burna Boy, a nominee for a second consultative year, won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album.
Wizkid on the other hand, won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, at the event which held at weekend in Los Angeles.
The 63rd Grammy Awards was different because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
There was no audience, and performers were separated into five stages, arranged in a circle inside the Los Angeles Convention Centre to maintain social distancing.


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