President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated 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 joined 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, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Senior Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, affirmed 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 called 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.
Meanwhile, the president has sent his condolences to family and friends of the late Air Vice Marshal Olufunsho Martins (rtd), whose passing away, he said left the nation deprived of a very illustrious citizen.
President Buhari commiserated with all the professional, business and political associates of the valiant air officer, who served meritoriously in the military, and retired to continue serving the nation through advocacy, counselling and philanthropy.
The President urged Martins’ family to find comfort in the legacies of integrity, discipline and charity that he left behind, and the many lives he touched while on earth.
As a former ally, President Buhari commended the unalloyed patriotism of the late Air Vice Marshal, who worked assiduously to ensure that only men of integrity got into leadership positions.
The President prayed that God will grant the soul of the departed rest, and comfort the family he left behind.