FG Congratulates Burna Boy and Wizkid, Says Award Shows Nigeria’s Dominance of Music World

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The Federal Government has congratulated Burna Boy and Wizkid after they won awards at the 2021 Grammys that held on Sunday, March 14.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, congratulated the duo in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media, Segun Adeyemi. According to him, the award represents a global endorsement for the Afrobeat genre of music that has propelled Nigeria’s increasing dominance of the music world.

The statement read, ”The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated music stars Burna Boy and Whizkid over their Grammy Award victories. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday, the Minister described the much-deserved awards as fitting rewards for the persistent hard work of the duo.”

It added, “He said the awards also represented a global endorsement for the Afrobeat genre of music that has propelled Nigeria’s increasing dominance of the music world. Alhaji Mohammed expressed the hope that the clinching of the prestigious awards by the two music stars would not only spur them to greater heights but would also serve as a source of inspiration for others.”

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