The Vice President of Nigeria, Proffessor Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the recent Grammy Award wins by his compatriots; Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy and Ayo Balogun aka Wizkid.
In a statement issued on Sunday through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, during the opening of a Lagos-based studio, Ogidi Studios, owned by the Temple Company, Osinbajo said that Burna Boy and Wizkid took the entertainment industry by storm.
He also said in the statement titled “How Buhari administration is supporting growth of entertainment industry, that Burna Boy and Wizkid have both established themselves among the musicians in the world by winning Grammy Awards.
Osinbajo said; “On March 14, 2021, Burnaboy and Wizkid took the entertainment industry by storm winning the Grammy Awards and established themselves as amongst the best musicians in the world.
“Burnaboy won in the ‘Best Global Music Album’ category for the ‘Twice as Tall’ album and Wizkid; the real star boy, in the Best Music Video category for his feature in the song ‘Brown Skin Girl’,” Osinbajo was quoted as saying.
Osinbajo was further quoted as saying the present regime has in the past few years introduced several initiatives to harness the abundant potentials in the country’s entertainment industry.
He added, “Last year, the Federal Government handed over the control of the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee. The Bankers’ Committee has committed to an investment of N25bn as initial funding for the development of the Nigeria Creative Centre at the National Theatre, Lagos.
“The sector will receive support from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Creative Industry Funds Initiative, an initiative that gives financial support to the technology and creative sector at single-digit interest rates.