President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Afrobeats singer, Temilade Openiyi, known professionally as Tems for once again putting Nigeria in the global spotlight by winning a Grammy Award.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina on Monday, Buhari extolled Tems for her creative prowess.
The songstress made history on February 5th when she won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.
The President also lauded Afrobeats star, Burna Boy who went home without a win despite being nominated in two categories.
The statement reads; “President Muhammadu Buhari joins fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as Afrobeat crooner, Tems, wins “‘Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.
“President Buhari extols Tems, Temilade Openiyi, for showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work, which, again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence.
“The President lauds all Nigerian nominees for this year’s Grammy, including Burna Boy, for pursuing their passion with vigour and continuously reinventing global entertainment, with creativity.
“President Buhari thanks the creative industry, particularly managers, producers and directors, for encouraging talents, like Tems, who have taken Nigeria’s culture and tourism to the world, further displaying the resourcefulness and potential of a great nation. The President wishes Tems, her partners, colleagues and well-wishers more years of glory.”