President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Wizkid and Davido on their awards at the Music of black origin (Mobo) awards.

WizKid won the best international artiste award while Davido picked the best African act gong.

Femi Adesina, in a statement, said President Buhari joined the teeming fans of the two Nigerian artistes in Nigeria and all over the world to celebrate the highly deserved and meritorious recognition.

The President affirmed that both singers have showcased the rich talents in the country, and brought pride to the nation through their many songs and performances. He commended their dedication, hard work and charity works.

Buhari also called on the upwardly mobile artistes to be cautious and mindful of likely distractions to their careers, urging WizKid and Davido to serve as ambassadors of the country and role models to upcoming musicians.

Wizkid beat a strong field including Jay-Z, Drake, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar to claim the best international artist prize.

Other artists edged out by Wizkid are Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, Solange Knowles, SZA

To emerge the best African act of the year, Davido beat a field of artists including Wizkid. The other artists in the pack were Eugy, Juls, Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi, Sarkodie, Tekno, Tiwa Savage and Wande Coal.



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