Nigeria’s main political parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – have sent congratulatory messages to Wizkid and Burna Boy for winning their first Grammy Awards.
Wizkid was awarded for his effort in Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce, Blue Ivy and St Jhn which is from Beyonce’s Lion King: The Gift album.
The song won Best Music Video, beating Future and Drake (Life Is Good), Harry Styles, (Adore You), Anderson Paak (Lockdown), and Woodkid (Goliath).
Burna Boy on Sunday won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album, beating Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora), Anoushka Shankar (Love Letters), and Tinariwen (Amadjar).
Reacting in a post on its Twitter handle, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said Wizkid and Burna Boy’s victory showed that Nigerians have a resilient spirit.
The PDP spokesman said the duo represent those who would take Nigeria to an envious height.
He wrote: “@OfficialPDPNig congratulates @Wizkidd and @Burnaboy, says their #Grammys awards showcase the resilience of the Nigerian spirit.
“The duo have shown the capacity of the Generation-Next-Nigeria to take our nation to enviable heights.
“Congratulations. More wins.”
The APC also celebrated the duo over their victory, assuring Nigerians that the best is yet to come.
“We celebrate Nigerian music and afrobeats stars, Damini Ogulu @burnaboy and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun @wizkidayo on their #GrammyAwards. The best is yet to come,” APC tweeted on its verified Twitter handle.