Accolades have continued to pour in for the pair of Wizkid and Davido who both did Nigeria proud at the 2017 edition of Music of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) held on Wednesday night in Leeds, England.
A day after President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Wizkid for emerging the winner of the Best International Act category and Davido for emerging tops in the Best African Act category of the MOBO Awards, immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan and senator Ben Murray-Bruce have joined the list of prominent people hailing the pair.
In his message on Facebook, GEJ said; "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.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce also sent a congratulatory message to Wizkid when he posted on his Twitter time-line saying one of the proudest moments in Nigerian music was the day he (Wizkid) defeated Jay Z and Drake who are considered to be the biggest stars in the world to win the Best International Act category at the MOBO Awards.
A statement by President Buhari issued through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina a day ago reads thus; “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.”