The President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, hailed singer Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, for her creative prowess that led to the singer’s Grammy Award.
President Buhari in joining fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world to celebrate new heights of recognition of the Afrobeat crooner after she won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards, lauded Tems for showcasing her talent to the global audience.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Monday, Buhari extolled Tems “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.
Tems won her first Grammy with her performance in American rapper Future’s “Wait For You”, where she was featured alongside Canadian singer Drake.
The song won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category in the 65th edition of arguably music’s biggest award show.