The Nigerian nominees for the 66th Grammys Award have been celebrated by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, despite their loss.
No Nigerian artistes emerged as winners in the categories they were nominated in.
However, South African singer Tyla triumphed over a talented lineup of Nigerian artistes such as Davido, Asake, Burna Boy, and Ayra Starr to secure the Best African Music Performance award at the Grammys.
Governor Sanwo-Olu, in response to this outcome on Monday, encouraged the Nigerian nominees to not lose heart over not winning any of the awards.
Sanwo-Olu in a post on his official X, wrote: “A special shoutout to @davido, @burnaboy, @ayrastarr, @asakemusik, @Olamide and @temsbaby and all Nigerian talents represented as nominees at the Grammy’s, the apex music award in the world.
“Your mastery reached unparalleled heights on those exclusive platforms, showcasing world class talent we are immensely proud of.
“To those who may feel disheartened by the results, remember, in the eyes of your fans and Nigerians, you are everlasting winners and with every global arena and stadiums you fill up, your representation of Afrobeats and Nigeria is unparalleled, and soon you will light up the stages you desire as triumphant victors.
“Cheers to more timeless moments as you continue to tell the world our stories with your music.”