Following Tyla’s historic win at the Grammy Awards, President Cyril Ramaphosa greeted her on social media, saying she made the nation proud.
South Africans took advantage of the situation to criticize their leader.
Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated Tyla on winning her first Grammy Award.
The artist won the newly created category of Best African Music Performance for Water, beating out Musa Keys and Burna Boy.
The president took to his Twitter (X) page to congratulate Tyla and praise her for flying the South African flag high as the country’s youngest Grammy winner:
“Woke up to the news of our very own Tyla winning the Best African Music Performance for her song ‘Water’ at the #Grammys.
"We congratulate, and we celebrate with you. Your win affirms South Africa’s sustained success in various international fora. Thank you for your authenticity and for flying the flag."
Mzansi weighs in on President Ramaphosa’s post
South Africans threw shade at the president’s post and questioned the time he woke up.
Previously, Davido also found himself at Mzansi’s mercy after he congratulated Tyla on her Grammy win.
GodessOshun encouraged: “Our economy is on its knees and the president wakes up at 9AM? Register to vote, please.”
Tokyo_Trev was stunned: “You woke up at 9:30AM?”
_mashesha asked: “You’re only waking up now? When do you start work?”
cypherpunkHRH said: “A nation of winners ruled by a bunch of losers. It’s time for change.”
krugersville wrote: “She’s not voting for the ANC, forget about it, Mr President!”
BlaqMarvl posted: “This man is lazy. Taxi drivers wake up before him.”
Water reaches YouTube milestone
In an earlier report, Media Outlets shared online reactions to Tyla’s hit song, Water reaching over 100 million views in just three months.
The song undoubtedly took the world by storm and became one of the biggest tracks in 2023 and the visuals took it to a new level.