Buhari, Others Congratulate Wizkid, Davido On MOBOAwards

Ronke Sanya  
Updated December 1, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigerians in congratulating hip-hop artistes Davido, Wizkid for clinching awards at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, defeating other international acts.

Buhari in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Friday said both artistes have showcased the rich talents of Nigeria.

“President Buhari joins the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world in celebrating the highly deserved and meritorious recognition, which saw WizKid winning International Best Artiste award, while Davido picked the Best African Act.

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“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,” the statement read in part.

President Buhari also urged other Nigerian 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.

Also, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday congratulates the artistes using his official Twitter handle saying talents, hardwork and enterprise of our youth have been celebrated on the world stage.


Former President Goodluck Jonathan had earlier congratulated the hip-hop duo on the big win saying the success of Nigeria and Nigerians bring him excitement.

“When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well. My happiness is tied to the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights it exhilarates me. Thank you Wizkid for raising Nigeria’s flag high for the positive, not the negative. Your emergence as the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards is a proud moment for Nigeria. And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Z and Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE. GEJ,” he posted on Facebook.

Former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar also took to his official Twitter handle on Thursday, November 30, to congratulate the duo on the international feat.


The 22nd MOBO Awards held on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom. Wizkid went home with the ‘Best International Act’ award beating other music icons like Jay-Z, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Traavis Scott. Davido was announced as MOBO’s Best African Act’ to the delight of fans.