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Friday, 1 December 2017

President Buhari, Osinbajo Commends Wizkid, Davido MOBO Award Win

Wizkid-and-Davido
Wizkid-and-Davido

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hailed Nigeria’s hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Balogun, also known as WizKid, and David Adeleke, Davido, for winning the Music of Black Origin, MOBO, awards.

Buhari said both artistes have shown that Nigeria is rich in talent, adding that they have brought pride to the country through their songs and hard work.


The President’s commendation was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to the statement, “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 Artiste’’ award, while Davido picked the “Best African Act”.

The 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,” while also commending their dedication, hard work and charity works.

President Buhari also called 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 up and coming musicians.

In his own commendation, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated on twitter: ”Once again the talents, hardwork and enterprise of youth have been celebrated on the world stage. Congratulations to @wizkidayo and @iam Davido. You make us proud.”
Prof Yemi Osinbajo ✔ @ProfOsinbajo Once again the talents, hardwork and enterprise of our youth have been celebrated on the world stage. Congratulations to @wizkidayo and @iam_Davido You make us proud! 

Read Adesina’s full statement here:

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates renowned hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, WizKid, and David Adedeji Adeleke, Davido, on their awards at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO).

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 Artiste’’ award, while Davido picked the “Best African Act’’.

The 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.

President 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.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President (Media& Publicity) December 1, 2017

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