February 5, 2024

Grammy: ‘You’re everlasting winners’, Sanwo-Olu to Davido, Burna Boy, others

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, has urged the Nigerian nominees for the 66th Grammys not to feel disheartened for not winning any of the awards.

South African singer, Tyla won the Best African Music Performance category at the Grammys.

Tyla, who had her breakthrough with the hit song ‘Water’ in 2023, defeated a line-up of Nigerian artistes that includes Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, and Ayra Starr.

No Nigerian artistes also won in the other categories they were nominated in.

In a post on X on Monday, Sanwo-Olu stated that the nominess made Nigeria proud and their representation of Afrobeats is unparalleled.

He wrote: A special shoutout to @burnaboy, @davido, @ayrastarr, @asakemusik, @temsbaby, @Olamide and all Nigerian talents represented as nominees at the Grammy’s, the apex music award in the world. 

“Your mastery reached unparalleled heights on those exclusive platforms, showcasing world-class talent we’re immensely proud of.

“To those who may feel disheartened by the results, remember, in the eyes of your fans and Nigerians, you’re everlasting winners and with every global arena and stadiums you fill up, your representation of Afrobeats and Nigeria is unparalleled, and soon you’ll light up the stages you desire as triumphant victors. 

“Cheers to more timeless moments as you continue to tell the world our stories with your music.