Grammy Award winner, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy has been honoured by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, with one of the highest awards in the state.
Burna Boy received the award of Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State, the second highest distinction in the State.
The award is an Order conferred on individuals in recognition of their exceptional service/performance in any field of human endeavour.
Wike conferred the honour on Ogulu after he won the Best Global Music Album with his ‘Twice As Tall’ album at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
The award was given to him during an event held at a reception organised by the Rivers State Government for him in Port Harcourt.
In reaction to the development, the governor who spoke at the award ceremony stated that the honour was to show gratitude publicly to indigenes of Rivers State who stood out in their endeavours.
The governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, described the homecoming reception for Burna Boy, who hails from the Ahoada West Local Government Area of the state, as a joyous moment for the state.