The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Saturday announced that he will be giving a plot of land and cash to Burna Boy as an appreciation for winning the Grammy Awards.
Wike described the Grammy award-winning Afrobeat singer, as the pride of the state.
The Governor stated this welcoming Burna Boy and his parents on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
Wike also encouraged him to continue making the state proud even as he promised to do anything to promote him.
The Governor while speaking during the end of the event also promised to give artistes who performed at Burna’s Homecoming Concert in Rivers State N10 million each.
According to him, “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.
Recall that Burna Boy and Wizkid, recently won their first Grammy Awards.
Damini Ogulu, the real name of Burna Boy, won the best global music album category after beating four other nominees at the 63rd Grammys.
Burna Boy won the category with his Twice As Tall album released in August 2020.