Last night, Wizkid won the “Best International Act” category at the 2017 MOBO Awards beating the likes of Drake, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar among others, to take home the award.
Former President of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulated Wizkid, saying:
“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.”
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar congratulated him on Twitter and wrote:
“My young friend, Wiz Kid
@wizkidayo beat other big international artists to win one of the world’s biggest music awards. Congratulations!”
Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency Ben Murray Bruce was not left behind as he also congratulated the singer on Twitter:
@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.”