In a resounding testament to Nigeria’s thriving music industry, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken to commend the stellar performances of Nigerian artists nominated for the prestigious 2024 Grammy Awards. Among the luminaries recognized are Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide, Tems, Asake, and Ayra Starr, whose musical prowess continues to captivate global audiences and elevate the nation’s cultural footprint.
The announcement came through a statement issued by Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, titled ‘President Tinubu Congratulates Nigeria’s 2024 Grammy Awards Nominees.’ The message underscored the significance of these artists’ contributions, lauding them as “musical marvels” who have indelibly etched Nigeria onto the international stage through their artistry and anthemic creations.
Despite not securing wins in their respective categories, the Nigerian contingent represented by Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide, Tems, Asake, and Ayra Starr, demonstrated unparalleled talent and resilience in their pursuit of musical excellence. Their presence at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles resonated as a testament to Nigeria’s rich musical heritage and its vibrant pool of artistic innovators.
Of notable mention was South African singer Tyla’s triumph in the Best African Music Performance category, further highlighting the diverse talent emanating from the African continent. While Burna Boy amassed an impressive four nominations and Davido garnered three nominations in his debut appearance, artists Asake, Arya Starr, and Olamide secured one nomination each in the maiden Best African Music Performance category alongside South Africa’s Tyla.
In response to the outcome, President Tinubu emphasized, “Our superstars nominated for the Grammy Awards are all winners. I am proud of their exploits.” He commended their embodiment of the Nigerian spirit, characterized by resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Their journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring artists and a testament to the transformative power of music in transcending borders and bridging cultures.
Acknowledging the exceptional talents showcased by Burna Boy, Davido, Olamide, Tems, Asake, and Ayra Starr, President Tinubu extended his gratitude for their dedication to the craft and their invaluable contributions to Nigeria’s cultural heritage. He hailed their fidelity to the art, applauding their audacity and discipline in pursuing their artistic visions amidst formidable challenges.
As Nigeria’s musical ambassadors on the global stage, these artists have not only earned accolades but have also become emblematic of the nation’s creative renaissance. Their resilience in the face of adversity and their unwavering pursuit of excellence serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations to come. President Tinubu’s commendation stands as a testament to their enduring impact and their pivotal role in shaping Nigeria’s cultural narrative on the world stage.