President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his congratulatory message to Afrobeats superstar — Temilade Openiyi (Tems), as she becomes the first female Nigerian musician to win a Grammy award, following her triumph in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance‘ category of the Grammy Awards.
In a message delivered by spokesperson Femi Adesina, Buhari praised Tems for showcasing her skill to the world while putting in a lot of effort and hard work.
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu joins fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as Afrobeat crooner, Tems, wins “the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.
“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 potentials of a great nation.
“The President wishes Tems, her partners, colleagues and well-wishers more years of glory.”
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