President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated Nigerian music star, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, whose entry won the “Best Global Music Album” category in the 2021 Grammy awards.
The 61-year-old Grammy Award, originally called Gramophone Award, is a United States award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded gramophone.
A statement released by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said Burna Boy has made notable contributions in the field of music which the world has come to recognize.
“Congratulations to Burna Boy on being conferred the 2021 Grammy, the world’s most prestigious musical awards. He has made notable contributions in the field of music which have brought glory to Nigerians at home and abroad. We are proud of his path-breaking achievements”
The President also congratulated Wizkid who emerged as a joint winner of the Grammy Awards in a different category.
Buhari acknowledged the efforts of forerunners like King Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti whose creative exertions earned them Grammy nominations, paved the way and brought Nigerian music to global reckoning.
He believed that the record-breaking musical achievements are recognition of the Nigerian creative talents and the awards will open doors to other aspiring citizens.
Born on July 2, 1991 to Samuel, Damini or better known by his stage name Burna Boy is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.
He hails from Mbiama, Ahoda West Local Government Area in Rivers State.