President Buhari hails first female Nigerian Artist to win Grammy

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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President Muhammadu Buhari has joined fans and lovers of Nigerian music across the globe in celebrating Temilade Openiyi popularly known as Tems, the first female Nigerian artist to win a Grammy Award

The 27-year-old artist won her first grammy for her part in Future’s hit single ‘Wait For U’ under the award category for ‘Best Melodic Rap performance.’

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President 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 commended 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.

The 65th grammy award held on Sunday at the Arena in Los Angeles, United States of America saw the flock of most of the greatest artists in the world in attendance.

Tems’ is also the first non-mixed Nigerian female musician to win the prestigious award.

Sade Adu, who won the Grammy for ‘Best new artist’ in 1986, and Cynthia Erivo, who bagged ‘Best theatre Album’ in 2017, were British Nigerians

The Afrobeats singer has added this to her list of accomplishments following her Africa Future awards win and her Oscar nomination






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