The Federal Government has hailed Burna Boy and Wizkid for their Grammy Award wins on Sunday. This was contained in a congratulatory message by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who said their win is a global endorsement for Nigerian music.
Mohammed, in his congratulatory message to the duo in a statement on Monday said the award will serve as source of inspiration to others.
In the statement which was signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, the Minister described the much-deserved awards as fitting reward for the persistent hardwork of the duo.
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.
Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for his song with Beyoncé; Brown Skin Girl, from Lion King: The Gift album.
Burna Boy, a nominee for a second consecutive year, won with his Twice As Tall album.
The 63rd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, USA. Traditionally billed as “music’s biggest night”, this year’s ceremony is different because of the coronavirus pandemic.
There was no audience, and performers were separated onto five stages, arranged in a circle inside the Los Angeles Convention Center to maintain social distancing.