Press Release

Monday, 5th February, 2024

Otunba Ajiboye Commends Burna Boy, Others As FG Pledges Support To Artists

The Executive Secretary/CEO of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Otunba Biodun Ajiboye has commended the artistic performance of Burna Boy at the 66th edition of the Recording Academy Grammy Awards which held in Los Angeles, California, USA on Sunday, February 5, 2024.

The Grammy winning sensational who is the first Nigerian artist to perform at the main ceremony of the Grammy Awards, raised global consciousness that has brought a stamp of recognition on Nigerian culture which is now placed on top of global civilization with the hit song Sitting on top of the World”.

Extolling Burna Boy’s performance which featured legendary Brandy and Tiwa Savage, Ajiboye said it was indeed a stamp of authority on African culture and Nigeria in particular that will explode the world with perfect recognition of our culture.

While extending his commendation to Davido, Ajiboye said Davido has made the greatest mark of a life time in his chosen career and should not have any regrets as the world is in recognition of the fact that the Grammy was truly his but just didnt come to him. He expressed hope that in the years to come, there will be Grammys to be won over and over again that will bring glory to Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has assured of its continued support for Nigerian artists to keep showcasing their talents towards placing our culture on top of global civilization.

Honourable Minister of Art, Culture and Creative Economy, Barrister Hannatu Musa Musawa who represented Nigeria at this year’s Grammy, encouraged the nominee artists to stay focused and keep faith with the industry, saying even without winning any of the award categories, it did not take the shine off Nigeria as our music was aptly and perfectly represented to the world.

Caleb Nor
Media Assistant to ES, NICO