President Tinubu Extols Nigerian Grammy Nominees, Hails Cultural Impact
In a resounding tribute to Nigeria’s musical prowess, President Bola Tinubu has extended heartfelt congratulations to the country’s talented artists nominated for the 2024 Grammy Awards, including Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide, Tems, Asake, and Ayra Starr.
President Tinubu lauded these musical luminaries for their unwavering commitment to the art, applauding their audacity and discipline in the relentless pursuit of excellence. Speaking on their cultural impact, he celebrated their ability to elevate Nigeria’s cultural command through their artistry and anthemic earworms, which have resonated across the globe, garnering significant soft power for the nation.
“Our superstars nominated for the Grammy Awards are all winners. I am proud of their exploits. They represent that Nigerian ideal; the courage to strive and succeed against all odds and the hope to stay true to purpose,” President Tinubu remarked, reflecting on their remarkable achievements.
He further commended the nominees for their resilience and dedication to their craft, emphasizing their role as exemplary envoys of Nigeria on the global stage. Despite not clinching the coveted ‘Best African Music Performance’ trophy, President Tinubu emphasized that their nominations alone symbolize victory and serve as a testament to their outstanding talent and contributions to the music industry.
Nigeria’s nominees faced tough competition, ultimately losing to South African singer Tyla, whose track “Water” secured the prestigious accolade. Nevertheless, President Tinubu’s words of encouragement underscored the significance of their achievements and their enduring impact on Nigeria’s cultural landscape.
As the nation celebrates these musical marvels, President Tinubu’s message resonates as a testament to their indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to their craft, inspiring future generations of Nigerian artists to strive for greatness and continue shaping the nation’s cultural narrative on the global stage.