Just recently @wizkid (AKA Ayodeji Balogun) was bestowed as the Best International Act 2017 by the @MOBOAwards in which a category that included music heavyweights like Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar.
He received many praises from Nigerian leaders where he is from, such as the Ex-President Of Nigeria, Vice President, Ex-VP and Well wishers all around the world. See below for excerpts from the Ex-President of Nigeria ;
“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”
Indeed we are proud of our #IconofExcellence Class 0f 2017. He is indeed going places and this is just the beginning. Keep the flag flying with your unique sound, Keep African sound in the sound waves of the world. Bravo..
We are still in search of outstanding individuals who make sure the limelight is focused on AFRICA. Together we can make Africa a world driven by Excellence. Nominate your Icon of Excellence here