Wizkid’s historic win at the 2017 MOBO Awards has been greeted with praise from all parts of the country.

The Starboy Music boss became the first African ever to win the Best International Act at the awards. He defeated Drake and JAY Z to win the award.

Previous winners of the award include Drake and Beyonce. 

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Former president Goodluck Jonathan wrote on his Facebook page: “When Nigeria does well, I cannot help but feel well. My happiness is tied to the happiness of Nigeria and when Nigerians break records and take the name of Nigeria to greater heights it exhilarates me. Thank you Wizkid for raising Nigeria’s flag high for the positive, not the negative. Your emergence as the Best International Act at the #MOBOAwards is a proud moment for Nigeria. And the fact that you emerged over JAY-Zand Drake makes it even more celebratory. WELL DONE. GEJ.”

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce was also full of praise for Wizkid. He wrote on Twitter: “Dear , I‘ve been in the entertainment business as an investor since 1980 and one of my proudest moments for Nigerian music is the day you defeated both Jayz and , two of the biggest stars in the world, to win the Best international Act at the well done”

Congratulations, Wizkid!