President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday congratulated award-winning Nigerian hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (WizKid) and David Adedeji Adeleke (Davido), on winning Afro-beats awards at various award shows this year.
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, which saw WizKid winning “International Best Artiste’’ award, while Davido picked the “Best African Act’ at MOBO AWARDS’.
The statement as reported by Punch read in part,
“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.
“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.”