Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, applauded Nigerian music superstars Ayo Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid, and David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, for emerging winners of the 2017 MOBO Awards.
Wizkid a.k.a Starboy, won the Best International Act, while Davido won the Best African Act at the 22nd edition of MOBO Award on Wednesday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, United Kingdom.
The ‘Star boy’ defeated American rappers Jay-Z, Drake, SZA, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and other famous international artistes to clinch the highly coveted trophy.
Davido edged out Wizkid, Mr. Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry and others to pitch the “Best African Act” award.
The vice president who was full of praise for their talent, entrepreneurship, and hard work, also commended them for making Nigerians proud.
“Once again the talents, hard work, and enterprise of our youth have been celebrated on the world stage,’’ Osinbajo said.
“Congratulations to @wizkidayo and @iam¬_Davido. “You make us proud!”
The MOBO Awards, which started in 1996, is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognize artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.