On Monday, Temilade Openiyi, better known by his stage name Tems, was praised by the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), for his artistic talent that helped him win a Grammy Award.
The Afrobeat artist recently reached new heights of popularity after winning the Grammy Award for “Best Melodic Rap Performance,” and the President celebrated with followers and admirers of Nigerian music from all across the world.
Buhari praised Tems for “showcasing her talent to the world, with commitment and hard effort, which, again, has placed Nigeria in the spotlight for excellence” in a statement released on Monday by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
“The President applauds all of this year’s Grammy nominees from Nigeria, particularly Burna Boy, for pursuing their dreams with vigor and consistently reimagining international culture with originality.
“President Buhari praises the creative industry, especially managers, producers, and directors, for supporting talents, like Tems, who have promoted Nigeria’s culture and tourism around the globe, further showcasing the ingenuity and potential of a wonderful country.”
The President hopes Tems, her associates, coworkers, and well-wishers have many more years of success.