The ‘Ojuelegba’ singer became the first African act to win ‘Best international act’ at the awards.
In a long post on Facebook, the former president 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.
Former President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Wizkid and Davido on their Mobo Awards wins as ‘Best International act’ and ‘Best African act’ respectively.
My young friend, Wiz Kid @wizkidayo beat other big international artists to win one of the world’s biggest music awards. Congratulations!
I hear young David O won too. Very good day for Nigeria.