Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described 63rd Annual Grammy Awards winning Afrobeat artist, Burna Boy real name Damini Ogulu, as pride of the State. Governor Wike made this assertion when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The governor said the State is proud of Burna Boy for the rare distinction of becominga winner of the prestigious Grammy award. “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you’ve brought 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.” Governor Wike congratulated Burna Boy for the honour he has done to the people of the state all over the world.
He explained that when news broke that Burna Boy was the winner in the Best Global Music. Album category with his Twice as tall burna album, the entire State was elated.
“You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you. The governor urged Burna Boy not to relent in his musical endeavour as the State government will continue to give him all the necessary support he requires.
Earlier, Burna Boy said he was deeply grateful and incredibly humbled to the reception and honour to be conferred on him by the Government of Rivers State.
Burna Boy, won the Best global music top Album category with his Twice As Tall album at the 63rd Grammy Awards 2021.
Kelvin Ebiri SPECIAL ASSISTANT (MEDIA) RIVERS STATE GOVERNOR MARCH 27, 2021 PICTURE L-R: MRS BOSE OGULU, DAMINI OGULU BURNA BOY (DAMINI OGULU); GOVERNOR OF RIVERS STATE, NYESOM EZENWO WIKE AND MR SAMUEL OGULU DURING THE GRAMMY AWARD WINNER’S COURTESY CALL AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE PORT HARCOURT ON SATURDAY.