The federal government has congratulated Burna Boy and Wizkid, two music heavyweights, for their heroics at the 2021 Grammys.

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Both singers clinched their first-ever Grammys after winning their respective categories at the award ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The ‘Ojuelegba’ crooner and Beyonce, American singer, won the ‘Best Music Video’ category for ‘Brown Skin Girl’, their 2019 collaboration.

Burna also emerged winner of the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category for ‘Twice As Tall’, his 2020 project.

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In a statement on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, described the development as fitting rewards for the persistent hardwork of the two music stars.

The minister, in the statement by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, said the awards also represented a global endorsement for the Afrobeat genre of music that has propelled Nigeria’s increasing dominance of the music world.

Mohammed expressed optimism that winning the much-coveted awards would inspire the two singers to more career strides.

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The minister added that he hopes the musicians’ achievements would also serve as a source of inspiration for other Nigerians to believe in their dreams.

Davido had earlier also congratulated his colleagues for the feat, noting that such was a victory for the country.

“Whichever way you look at it, this is a victory for Nigeria for the culture and for my people! Congrats to our winners! Tule Naija! #Grammys #foreverchoke,” he had said.

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