The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), on Monday, hailed singer Temilade Openiyi, known better as Tems, for his creative prowess that led to his Grammy Award.
The President joined fans and lovers of Nigerian music all over the world in celebrating new heights of recognition of the Afrobeat crooner after she won the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category at the Grammy Awards.
In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Monday, Buhari extolled Tems “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 potential of a great nation.”
The President wishes Tems, her partners, colleagues and well-wishers more years of glory.