The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has hailed Grammy award-winning Nigerian artist, Burna Boy, as the pride of the state. Burna Boy whose real name is Damini Ogulu, alongside his mother, and entire management team, paid a courtesy call at the Rivers State Government House on Saturday, March 27, 2021, and the governor did not hide how impressed the state is for the self-acclaimed ‘’African Giant’s’’ exploits within and outside the continent. Aside congratulating Burna for his Grammy win, the governor urged him not to relent in his music career as the state is ever willing to support his moves in anyway available.
There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have brought to us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it. Do not relent in your musical endeavor as we will continue to give you all the necessary support required. You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you
Governor Nyesom Wike
Reacting to the reception, Burna Boy noted that it is ‘’probably the biggest honour that will be bestowed on me since I was born,’’ and thanked the governor for the event.
I really appreciate being here. This is probably the biggest honour that will be bestowed on me since I was born. It is one thing to win the Grammy and to be applauded everywhere else in the world and another thing to be loved in your own home and that to me is worth more than anything I can get. So, I appreciate you my governor for taking your time out to do this
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