“Show your success” – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says while dancing and singing Kizz Daniel’s “Buga” at UNWTO conference
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo today 15 November delighted guests at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference in Iganmu, Lagos State today 15 November when he sang and danced to Kizz Daniel’s 2022 hit, “Buga.”
Osinbajo, who represented President Buhari at the event, spoke on the theme “Linking Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries: Pathways to Recovery and Enhanced Development”. He noted that cultural genres including arts, music, crafts, dances and cultural festivals cut across culture and language.
“Music, for example, as we all know, is a global language. Even if people don’t know the meaning of a song’s lyrics, they enjoy the rhythm, and some find the meaning of the lyrics by learning about the cultures and ideas that inspire them.
But let me test my theory, which is that you don’t have to understand the lyrics of a song to appreciate it and be able to sing it, and that music is indeed a very all-encompassing language. How many people know this song?
Osinbajo then began to sing “Buga”, which drew cheers from the audience. The VP added: “You know your ‘buga’ has to be a real ‘buga’.”
“The expression ‘buga won’ is a Yoruba expression. It means “flaunt your hard-earned success, take the fruit of your labor”. Seize the opportunity, show your successes. Don’t sit around thinking “my success is too small”. Feel it, show it.
All over the world, many people are shrugging their shoulders and saying, “No matter how hard it looks or seems, I have to show my own success, however small it may seem to others. “It may seem small to you but I’ll just buga won anyway,” Osinbajo said.
Watch a video of him singing and dancing to the hit song below…