Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike announced Saturday that he will be handing out a piece of land and money to Burna Boy as a thank you for winning the Grammy Awards.
DAILY POST had reported that the state had rescheduled Burna Boy after his album ‘Twice as Tall’ won the Best World Music Album category.
As the Governor welcomed Burna Boy and his parents on a court visit at Government House, Port Harcourt described the Grammy-winning Afrobeat singer as the pride of the state.
The governor also encouraged Burna Boy to continue to take pride in the state even though he promised to do anything to encourage it.
Speaking at the end of the event, the Governor also promised to give artists to perform at the Burna Homecoming Concert in Rivers State N10 million each.
“I’m not here for politics today, I’m here for the young people.
“It’s heartbreaking to know that whatever the situation in the country, our young people still make us proud around the world.
“I’ve always been passionate about supporting young talent because it’s not easy to keep up with what you love to do especially when your government is only doing it. little or nothing to show their support or value.
“However, Burnaboy and so many other artists have been working hard in their careers to ensure that we continue to run the world and because of this I will give it a go. in Old GRA, Port Harcourt and money for its construction.
“I will also be supporting any other artists to perform at this Homecoming concert with N10 million each,” he said.