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.
In a statement today by senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, Buhari said that Burna Boy had 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.”
The President also congratulates Wizkid 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.
The President said that the record breaking musical achievements are a recognition of the Nigerian creative talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens.