President Muhammadu Buhari has joined fans and lovers of Nigerian music in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as afrobeat singer, Tems, wins the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category of the Grammy Awards.
Buhari, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Monday in Abuja, extolled Tems, born Temilade Openiyi, for showcasing her talent to the world with dedication and hard work.
According to him, the feat again placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence.
The president lauded all Nigerian nominees for this year’s Grammy, including Burna Boy, for pursuing their passion with vigour and continuously reinventing global entertainment with creativity.
He thanked the creative industry, particularly managers, producers and directors, for encouraging talents like Tems, who had taken Nigeria’s culture and tourism to the world.
Buhari said that this further displayed the resourcefulness and potential of Nigeria as a great nation.