Jonathan, Atiku, others congratulate Wizkid on MOBO win
The duo of Wizkid and Davido have done Nigeria proud at the just concluded 22nd Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Award which held on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.
Beating other music greats like Jay-Z, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Traavis Scott, Wizkid carted home the ‘Best International Act’ award while Earlier, Davido, whose ‘IF,’ ‘Fall,’ and ‘FIA’ have trended the airwaves was announced as MOBO’s’Best African Act’ to the delight of Nigerians.
“When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well,” former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan wrote, expressing his congratulations.
“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”
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar also felicitated with Wizkid via social media.
“My young friend, WizKid @wizkidayo beat other big international artists to win one of the world’s biggest music awards,” tweeted Atiku.
Expressing his own delight showbiz enterpreneur and politicia Senator Ben Bruce, described Wizkid’s feat as one of his ‘proudest’ moments.
He tweeted: ‘Dear @wizkidayo, I’ve been in the entertainment business as an investor since 1980 and one of my proudest moments for Nigerian music is the day you defeated both Jayz and @Drake, two of the biggest stars in the world, to win the Best international Act at the #MOBOAwards well done.’
Others including Mo Abudu and Banky W have also congratulated the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner.
The award ceremony featured performances from the likes of Cardi B, Krept and Konan, Stefflon Don, Yungen and Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers.