Last night was a big night for Nigeria’s superstar singer Wizkid as he won the “Best International Act” category at the 2017 MOBO Awards.
Wizkid beat the likes of Drake, SZA, Cardi B, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar among others, to take home the award.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook, congratulated Wizkid, saying the win “is a proud moment for Nigeria”. Jonathan 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.
Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency Ben Murray Bruce also congratulated the singer, writing 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.
Check out the full list of winners at the 2017 MOBO Awards here.