Former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, has congratulated Wizkid, over his International Act Award achieved at just concluded #MOBO award.
Mr. Jonathan expressed this on his social platform, on Thursday, saying that nothing gives happiness than when “the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights”.
“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.”
He thanked the Hip-Hop star and international awards winner, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, for raising Nigerian flag high for the ‘positive’.
” 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.
The father of democracy, Goodluck Jonathan also recommends that the award of Wizkid deserves more celebration, for seizing the award ahead of other international award contenders like Jay-Z and Drake.
“And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Z and Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE. GEJ.
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Wizkid won the MOBO International Act Award alongside other musical Artists:
Best Male Act: Stormzy
Best Female Act: Stefflon Don
Best Album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Best Newcomer: Dave
Best Song: J Hus – Did You See
Best Video (in association with Link Up TV): Mist – Hot Property
Best Hip Hop Act: Giggs
Best Grime Act: Stormzy
BestR&B/Soul Act (supported by Mi-Soul): Craig David
Best International Act: Wizkid
Best African Act (in association with The Beat London 103.6FM): Davido
Best Reggae Act: Damian Marley
Best Jazz Act (supported by Jazz FM): Moses Boyd
Best Gospel Act (supported by Premier Gospel): Volney Morgan & New-Ye
The MOBO Awards stands for “Music of Black Origin” and was established in 1996 by Kanya King and Andy Ruffell. The MOBO Award show is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.