Nigerian activist, Reno Omokri has hailed stars changing the image of the country for good.
Reno Omokri has hailed some outstanding Nigerians who are reshaping the image of the country for the better.
The former media aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan did this when he joined Nigerians in celebrating Burna Boy and Wizkid for winning their first Grammy award.
Burna Boy won the award for the Best Global Music Album ‘Twice as Tall’, while Wizkid won Best music video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ with Beyoncé.
Omokri, reacting said Burna Boy, Wizkid and the New WTO DG, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala have done more for Nigeria’s image by projecting the positives and adding value.
His tweet read: “I congratulate @BurnaBoy and @WizKidAyo for their well deserved @Grammy wins.
“The trio of @NOIweala, Burna Boy and Wizkid have done more for Nigeria’s image than many realise, by projecting Nigeria’s positives and adding value to every Nigerian.”
The former presidential spokesman advised that the Nigerian government should use the images of the trio at airports to project Nigerian dream.
“We are a wise nation, we should use these national treasures (@NOIweala, @BurnaBoy and @wizkidayo) to promote Nigeria. We should have their images on our airports to welcome foreigners to Nigeria, and on our stamps, to project the Nigerian Dream,” he added.
Meanwhile, Burna Boy, while reacting to his victory, advised all young and upcoming artists in Africa to believe in their hustle no matter who they were.
“To every African out there no matter who you are no matter what you do just believe in yourself.
“Look at me now Grammy awards winner. I’m so happy my whole family is here. If I can do it anyone can,” Burna said.
Also Ben Murray-Bruce, congratulating Burna Boy on his Twitter page wrote: “Congrats, Burna, on bringing home the #GRAMMYs. Proudly Nigerian.”