President Buhari commends Tems on the Grammy win.

Temilade Openiyi, better known as Tems, an Afrobeats singer who has brought attention to Nigeria by winning a Grammy Award, has been praised by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a statement released on Monday by presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina, Buhari praised Tems for her artistic talent.

The singer won the Grammy Award for “Best Melodic Rap Performance” on February 5th, making Grammy history.

The Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy, who was nominated in two categories but didn’t take home a trophy, was also praised by the President.

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.”

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