President Buhari congratulates Tems for her first Grammy

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Nigerian’s President Muhammadu Buhari has joined millions in the country and beyond to acknowledge the victory of Tems at 65th Grammy awards. The 27-year-old singer scooped her first ever Grammy award when her feature with Future and Drake, ‘Wait For You’ won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance”.

She joins Wizkid and Burna Boy as well as British-Nigerian Sade Adu to claim awards at music’s most prestigious event for Africa’s most populous country.

Joining his fellow Nigerians to celebrate the victory of the ‘Essence’ singer despite the defeat of another in Burna Boy, President Buhari issued a statement to acknowledge her. A Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu released the statement on Monday.

“President Muhammadu Buhari joins fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as Afrobeat crooner, Tems, wins ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category at the Grammy Award. President Buhari extols Tems, Temilade Openiyi, for showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work, which, again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence. 

“The President lauds all Nigerian nominees for this year’s Grammy, including Burna Boy, for pursuing their passion with vigour and continuously reinventing global entertainment, with creativity. President Buhari thanks the creative industry, particularly managers, producers, and directors, for encouraging talents, like Tems, who have taken Nigeria’s culture and tourism to the world, further displaying the resourcefulness and potential of a great nation,” the statement said.

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