Nigerian musicians have made yet another history on the international scene.
Wizkid beat American acts including Jay-Z, Migos, DJ Khaled, Solange, Drake, Travis Scott & Kendrick Lamar to win the Best International award at the MOBO Awards (Music Of Black Origin Awards)
Davido on the other hand become the first African-based Act to perform at the same awards ceremony which held in London. He also won the Best African Act award.
Congratulations are pouring in for Wizkid for the great feat. Former President Goodluck Jonathan amd Senator Ben Murray-Bruce are some of those hailing Wizkid’s latest accomplishment.
Jonathan’s post on Facebook reads: “When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well. My happiness is tied to the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights it exhilarates me. Thank you Wizkid for raising Nigeria’s flag high for the positive, not the negative. Your emergence as the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards is a proud moment for Nigeria. And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Z and Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE. GEJ”
Senator Buce tweeted: “Dear @wizkidayo, I‘ve been in the entertainment business as an investor since 1980 and one of my proudest moments for Nigerian music is the day you defeated both Jayz and @Drake, two of the biggest stars in the world, to win the Best international Act at the #MOBOAwards well done”
The 2017 Mobo winners in full
Best male act: Stormzy
Best female act: Stefflon Don
Best album: Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Best newcomer: Dave
Best song: J Hus – Did You See
Best video: Mist – Hot Property
Best hip-hop act: Giggs
Best grime act: Stormzy
Best R&B/soul act: Craig David
Best international act: Wizkid
Best African act: Davido
Best reggae act: Damian Marley
Best jazz act: Moses Boyd
Best gospel act: Volney Morgan & New-Ye