By Ekemini Ladejobi
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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 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 rapper Jay-Z, Drake, SZA, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and other famous international artistes to clinch the highly coveted trophy.
The Vice President who was full of praise for their talent, entrepreneurship and hardwork, also commended them for making Nigerians proud.
Osinbajo on his instagram @ProfOsinbajo wrote: “Once again the talents, hardwork and enterprise of our youth have been celebrated on the world stage.’’
“Congratulations to @wizkidayo and @iam¬_Davido.
“You make us proud!
NAN reports that Davido also edged out Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry and others to pitch the “Best African Act” award.
The MOBO Awards, which started in 1996, is held annually in the United Kingdom to recognise artists of any ethnicity or nationality performing black music.