By Victor Graham
Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike on Saturday described Grammy award-winning star, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, as the pride of the state.
The governor came out with that assertion when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He said the state was proud of the Afrobeat artist, for making the state proud by becoming a winner of the prestigious Grammy award, which is said was a rare feat in the global music industry.
While congratulating him, Wike stated that the state erupted with jubilation when news broke that Burna Boy was the winner in the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album.
Wike said: “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”.
Speaking earlier, Burna Boy said he was immensely grateful and so humbled for the special reception and honour to be conferred on him by the Rivers State Government.
He said: “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”.