Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has described Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artiste, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, as the pride of the state.
Wike said this when Burna Boy, his parents, and management team visited him at the Government House in Port Harcourt, on Saturday.
The governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, congratulated Burna Boy on the Grammy, saying the entire state was elated.
“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,” he said.
You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” Wike added, urging Burna Boy not to rest on his laurels.
Responding to the governor’s comments, Burna Boy said he had been applauded all over the world after winning the Grammy.
However, he said being honoured in Rivers, his home state, was his biggest honour ever.