Former President Goodluck Jonathan has praised Wizkid for winning best international act over Drake and Jay-Z at the 2017 Mobo awards.


The Afropop-Afrobeats artiste emerged winner of the category at the Mobos which held on Wednesday at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Solange, SZA, Migos, and Travis Scott were also nominated for the category won by Wizkid.

He became the first African to win the best international act award.


Jonathan, via his Facebook page, commended Wizkid, describing his win as a proud moment for Nigeria.

He 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”.

Ben Murray-Bruce, a senator representing Bayelsa east, also congratulated the ‘Sweet Love’ singer on his achievement.

The senator wrote: “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 well done.”

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, also joined the charade but unlike the others, he congratulated both Wizkid and Davido on their wins.

Wizkid was also nominated in the best African category won by Davido.


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