Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has described Grammy-winning Afrobeat singer Burna Boy as the pride of the state.
Wike said this as he welcomed his parents, Burna Boy, on a court visit to Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The state put back a concert for Burna Boy after his album ‘Twice as Tall’ won the Best World Music Album award.
The governor encouraged Burna Boy to continue to take pride in the state even when he promised to do anything to encourage it.
Wike said: “There is no one in Rivers who says he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you have given us. I’m very happy and I can tell you that whatever you think we can do to motivate you, we will continue to do it. ”
Wike noted that when news broke that Burna Boy had won the Best World Music Album category with his album Twice As Tall, the whole state was enthusiastic and happy.
“Don’t regret your musical endeavor as we will continue to provide all the support you need.
“You have made us proud and we have a responsibility to show you, my love. Wherever you are, your people value you, ”said Wike.