He recently had his say via a press statement, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the internationally renowned artiste is the first Nigerian to be nominated for Grammy in the 80’s, and he played a significant role in the huge success of the country’s music industry.
Buhari added that KSA took Nigeria’s local beats to the world, while exporting our rich culture to the rest of the universe.
His words, “President Buhari rejoices with the internationally renowned artiste, who is the first Nigerian to be nominated for Grammy in the 80’s, playing a significant role in the huge success of the country’s music industry, with influence across genres, including Hollywood, where his songs were featured in many movies.”
“As the talented guitarist turns 76, the President extols the gifted songwriter, producer and visiting professor of music at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife for taking Nigeria’s local beats to the world, exporting the rich culture and placing instruments like the ‘talking drum’ on global spotlight for research and adaption.”