Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has extended heartfelt congratulations to Nigerian Grammy Awards nominees, including Davido and Burna Boy, despite their losses at the event, News About Nigeria reports.
In a post on his official Twitter handle, the governor praised the nominees for reaching unparalleled heights and showcasing world-class talent on the global stage.
Sanwo-Olu said that, to their fans and Nigerians, they are everlasting winners, and their representation of Afrobeat and Nigeria remains unparalleled.
He expressed optimism for more timeless moments and assured them that they would continue to light up stages as triumphant victors.
During the Grammy Award Premiere Ceremony at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, South African singer Tyla clinched the award for the Best African Music Performance category, leaving the Nigerian nominees empty-handed.
Burna Boy had secured four nominations, while Davido earned three in his debut.
However, they both lost out on all the nominated categories.
Other Nigerian artists, Asake, Arya Starr, and Olamide, each received one nomination, but they all lost too.
Despite the losses, Governor Sanwo-Olu celebrated their contributions to the global music scene and encouraged them to continue telling Nigeria’s story through their music.
“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,” his statement read in part.
Your mastery reached unparalleled heights on those exclusive platforms, showcasing…
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) February 5, 2024