Nigerian Afrobeat stars Burna Boy and Wizkid have received a nod from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) thanks to their recent Grammy win.
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.
- RELATED: Lists of African Grammy award winners
- RELATED: The effect of internet exposure to Afrobeat movement
While citing an example of how dexterous Nigerians are in the entertainment industry, the WTO DG presented Wizkid and Burna Boy as a shining example.
In her words:
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,”