SAN FRANCISCO, December 01, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari and his deputy, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, have congratulated renowned hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (WizKid) and David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido), on their feat at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards 2017.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President joined the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world in celebrating the recognition.
THEWILL recalls that WizKid was awarded ‘International Best Artiste’ beating popular American super star, JayZ, while Davido picked the award for ‘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,” the statement read.
“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.”
On his part, Osinbajo celebrated the duo via a tweet on his verified handle @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!” he tweeted.