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Buhari congratulates Tems for becoming first female Nigerian to win Grammy award

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Buhari congratulates Tems for becoming first female Nigerian to win Grammy award

Tems won the award in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song Wait for U – a collaboration of musicians Future and Drake

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Tems for winning her first Grammy award.

The Nigerian artiste on Sunday became the first female artiste from the country to win the prestigious award.

Tems, whose real name is Temilade Openiyi, won the award in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song Wait for U – a collaboration of musicians Future and Drake.

In a Facebook post on Monday (6 February), Buhari said Tems has put Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence by showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work.

“President Muhammadu Buhari joins fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as Afrobeat crooner, Tems, wins “‘Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.

“President Buhari extols Tems, Temilade Openiyi, for showcasing her talent to the world, with dedication and hard work, which, again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence,” Buhari’s aide Femi Adesina posted on Facebook.

Below is the full post:

PRESIDENT BUHARI HAILS TEMS FOR WINNING GRAMMY AWARD

President Muhammadu Buhari joins fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition and appreciation as Afrobeat crooner, Tems, wins “‘Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.

President Buhari extols Tems, Temilade Openiyi, 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 potentials of a great nation.

The President wishes Tems, her partners, colleagues and well-wishers more years of glory.
Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 6, 2023

Source: Asaaseradio.com

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