Nigerian musicians on Friday, August 12, got a hearty message to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as young persons around the world celebrate International Youth Day.
In a live broadcast shared on his verified Twitter page, Tinubu praised music stars like Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Tems, and a host of others for bringing Nigeria to international glory through their awesome talents.
Describing the musicians as fantastic artists, Tinubu noted that Nigerian youths actually rule the world.
“Our music is moving people and making them dance in major venues across the world.
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“Ours is a land blessed with the inexhaustible energies and brilliance of young people.
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“Every day they keep breaking new boundaries and records in almost every human endeavour. The creativity that lives in the heart of the average Nigerian youth shines bright like the sun."
Away from entertainment, Tinubu also acknowledged that young Nigerian innovators whose ideas have been utilised for economic growth across Africa.
In this regard, the former Lagos state governor mentioned notable names like Michelle Elegbe, Tarebi Alebiosu, Aniedi Udo-Obong, Odunayo Eweniyi, and Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin.
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Meanwhile, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, had listed some prominent Nigerian musicians who passed through him and were doing very well at the moment.
Keyamo, during an interview by Arise TV on Monday, August 8, claimed that as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) represented some of the best musicians and comedians in the country before his appointment as a minister.
He went on to mention some of the artists who passed through him as Burna Boy, Wizkid, P-square, Chidinma, and Mr. Macaroni.
Statin that he was their lawyer and nurtured them, Keyamo added that he even saw Mr. Macaroni through school and that at one time the comedian was to be expelled from an academic institution.
"As a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and an active practitioner, I represented some of the best musicians in Nigeria and some of the best comedians in Nigeria.
"Wizkid, Burna Boy, P-square, Chidinma; I'm calling names...I've been their lawyer, I nurtured them and I'm proud of what they have become."