The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has congratulated Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy and Wizkid who on Sunday won their first-ever Grammy.
He described the development as much-deserved and a fitting reward for hard work, according to a statement posted on the Ministry’s website.
“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,” the minister said in a statement issued on Monday by Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant To The President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture.
“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.”
Burna Boy on Sunday emerged as winner of a Grammy Sunday for his Album ‘Twice As Tall’, and that win might be the stamp that affirms his authority as an African Giant of music.
The afrobeat singer who won his first-ever Grammy for the Best World Music Album, beat other strong contenders, Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tinariwen to secure the top spot.
Burnaboy’s fifth studio album which was released in August 2020, earned him the coveted Grammy Statuette and sent tongues on fire all over Nigeria, Africa, and the world at large.
Wizkid on his part won his first-ever Grammy Award for his collaboration with Beyoncé and Blue Ivy on the song “Brown Skin Girl”.
This was announced at the Premiere Ceremony of the 63rd GRAMMY Awards.
The song ‘Brown Skin Girl’ comes off the 2019 album, ‘The Lion King’.