By Emmanuel Adeleke
All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has showered encomiums on Nigerian Afrobeat stars such as Davido, Burna Boy, Wizkid and others, for giving Afrobeat and Nigerian music a global recognition.
The APC national leader, in a video posted on his social media pages, to mark the 2022 International Youth Day, celebrated the Nigerian entertainment industry for their international feats.
Tinubu explained that the Nigerian youth rules the world, stressing that Grammy Award winners Burna Boy and Wizkid, and Davido, Tems, Tiwa Savage and so many others are fantastic artists.
“Our music is moving people and making them dance in major venues across the world,” Tinubu said.
He extended his greetings to all young Nigerians at home and abroad, saying: “Ours is a land blessed with the inexhaustible energies and brilliance of young people.”
“Every day they keep breaking new boundaries and records in almost every human endeavour. The creativity that lives in the heart of the average Nigerian youth shines bright like the sun,” he added
The former Lagos State Governor also acknowledged and appreciated Nigerian innovators powering the African markets.
Tinubu said they have created technology that has changed the lives of people, lauding Michelle Elegbe, Tarebi Alebiosu, Aniedi Udo-Obong, Odunayo Eweniyi and Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin.
He stressed that the innovators are leading the way through their enterprise, creativity and their vision.
“Our nation has a fast growing reputation as the best place for tech entrepreneurship on the African continent. Our future is full of hope and excitement in part because of the work these men and women have done and continue to do. They are our ambassadors of hope,” he said.