Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated his country folk, Tems on her Grammy win over the weekend.
Tems made history as the first Nigerian woman to win a Grammy when she won the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category at the 2023 Grammy awards.
In a statement from the President issued on Monday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, he extolled Tems and Burna Boy for showcasing their talents and “displaying the resourcefulness and potential of a great nation.”
“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 read.