Grammy Awards: Gov Wike Gifts Burna Boy Land, Money To Build It, Doles Out N10M Each To Performers At Homecoming Event


Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Saturday announced that a plot of land and cash would be given to Singer Burna Boy as an appreciation for winning in the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Njenje Media News reports.

The Rivers State government had organized a homecoming ceremony for the Rivers State born singer after his album ‘ Twice as Tall’ won Best Global Music Album category in the prestigious award.

Wike, while welcoming Burna Boy and his mum on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt described the ‘Onyeka’ croner, as the pride of the state.

While encouraging Burna Boy to continue making the state proud, Wike also promised to do anything to promote him.

The Governor also promised to give artistes who performed at Burna’s Homecoming Concert in Rivers State N10 million each.

In his words:

“I’m not here for politics today, I’m here for the youths.

“It gladdens my heart to know that regardless of how the situation of the country is, our youths are still making us proud globally.

“I always love to support young talents because it’s not easy to keep pursuing what you love to do especially when your government does little or nothing to show their support or appreciation.

“However, Burnaboy and so many other artists have been putting in their best to their career to ensure that we keep going globally and because of this I will be giving him a land in Old GRA, Port Harcourt and money to build.

“I will also be supporting any other artistes who performed at this Homecoming Concert with N10 million each,” he said.


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