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Breaking: President Buhari congratulates Wizkid, Davido for their MOBO Award win

This year has to be the Best for Wizkid and Davido, as he’s won so many awards, and released several bangers this year alone.

Since their recent wins, many people have taken to social media to congratulate him.

Wizkid went home with the award for the Best International Act beating Drake, SZA, Cardi B, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar while Davido won the award for Best African Act beating out Eugy, Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie and others.

Now, President Buhari has come out to congratulate the musicians for doing the country proud. He sent them his message via his official Twitter account.

His full statement below:

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONGRATULATES WIZKID, DAVIDO ON AWARDS President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates renowned hip-hop artistes, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, WizKid, and David Adedeji Adeleke, Davido, on their awards at the Music of Black Origin (MOBO).

President Buhari joins the teeming fans of the artistes in Nigeria and all over the world in celebrating the highly deserved and meritorious recognition, which saw WizKid winning “International Best Artitse’’ award, while Davido picked the “Best African Act’’.

The President affirms that both singers have showcased the rich talents in the country, and brought pride to the nation through their many songs and performances, commending their dedication, hard work and charity works. President Buhari also calls on the upwardly mobile artistes to be cautious and mindful of likely distractions to their careers, urging WizKid and Davido to serve as ambassadors of the country and role models to upcoming musicians.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President (Media& Publicity)

December 1, 2017

Also, Don Jazzy sent out a congratulatory message to both Wizkid and Davido, calling them kings and saying they can all win.

He wrote:

Congrats Kings. We re proud of you guys. #Nigeria #Africa @wizkidayo @davidoofficial #WeCanAllWin See sky make we fly. 🙏🏿

He shared their photo on Instagram:

Wizkid’s former label boss, Banky W also congratulated Wiz on this new feat.

Banky took to his Page to write;

“Forever proud of this my younger brother.. forever. @wizkidayo this was always the plan and I’m soooo happy to witness the dream become reality. Go farther, Go higher, Keep winning by God’s grace. #blood #familyfirst #familyforever #starboy #eme”

Banky of course didn’t forget about Davido, he congratulated Davido on the 3 awards he copped this year, and also spoke a bit about the Rivalry between Davido and Wizkid.

Here’s what he wrote;

“While we are at it, Bigups to another young legend @davidoofficial on his wins.. this talented lad came into the game, never stopped working and never stopped winning. And I’m so proud of him as well.”

“What’s better than one Superstar? Two.”

“Wiz and David are both extremely important to the Naija/African music movement and culture, and I personally HATE it when ppl try to make it seem like you have to choose one or the other.”

“There’s enough room in the sky for all of our stars to fly, so instead of us encouraging a childish, petty narrative that never ends well (remember Pac/Biggie?), we shld encourage all of our acts to be all they can be. I don’t wanna choose.”

“Why should I have to? I want Wiz AND David AND Olamide AND Kiss Daniel AND Tiwa AND Yemi and eeeeevery last one of us who have somehow managed to break through, to remain successful and relevant. I pray the same for all our upcoming talents who are about to make it.”

“After all, no one wins when the family feuds. I’m clear why I’m here.. how about you? #jayzvoice”

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