Grammy Awards: Okonjo-Iweala hails Burna Boy, Wizkid

Grammy Awards: Okonjo-Iweala hails Burna Boy, Wizkid


Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has congratulated Burna Boy and Wizkid on their recent triumph at the 2021 Grammy awards.

Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category with his `Twice as Tall’, while Wizkid won the Best Video for his song with Beyonce.

Speaking in a meeting with captains of the industry sector on Tuesday in Abuja, the WTO boss said that such services should be encouraged for export in Nigeria.

She said that with the large number of educated persons in Nigeria, the nation have a competitive advantage to provide service at the global stage.

Describing the entertainment industry, Okonjo-Iweala said it is vibrant services sector embodied by artists, writers and the new generation of Nigerian musicians, actors and filmmakers.

“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,” she said.