WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Applauds Wizkid, Burna Boy over Grammy Win, Calls Them 'Exportable Services'

WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Applauds Wizkid, Burna Boy over Grammy Win, Calls Them 'Exportable Services'

- Okonjo-Iweala is the latest Nigerian to congratulate Burna Boy and Wizkid for bringing the Grammys home

- The WTO DG while applauding their efforts noted that they are examples of services that can be exported

- The world leader equally noted that a lot of other creative arts are also being exported

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Nigerian music stars Burna Boy and Wizkid have gotten a nod from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

According to reports by The Guardian, the WTO DG applauded the efforts of the two music stars on Tuesday, March 16, during a meeting with captains of the industry sector.

Okonjo-Iweala in the meeting commended the vibrant entertainment industry and efforts of artists, writers, actors, filmmakers among others.

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WTO DG Okonjo-Iweala Applauds Afrobeat Superstars Wizkid, Burna Boy over Grammy Win
WTO DG applauds Wizkid, Burna Boy over Grammy Win. Photo: @wizkidnews/@worldtradeorganization
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Citing the Grammy winners as an example of services that can be exported out of the country, Okonjo-Iweala said:

"Recently Nigeria’s Burna Boy and Wizkid won the grammy award for their music and I will like to congratulate and applaud them because they were an example of services we can export.
“We are exporting so much of our creative arts abroad and this seems to be encouraged,”

In a related story, Legit.ng reported that music star and DMW boss, Davido, joined other Nigerians to celebrate his colleagues, Burna Boy and Wizkid, for winning their first Grammy Awards.

Davido in a congratulatory post shared on his social media page noted that the win is an achievement for the country as a whole.

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Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.

He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)

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