Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid for emerging winner of the “Best International Act” at the 2017 MOBO Awards.
Wizkid defeated American rappers; Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Migos, SZA, Travis Scott and Solange Knowles who were all nominated in the Best International Act category.
In his congratulatory message on Facebook, Jonathan wrote, “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."
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency, Ben Murray-Bruce equally took to his Twitter handle to cheer the ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner.
“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 Senator tweeted.