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Burna Boy’s supervisor insists that it might have been a travesty if some other state had hosted the singer earlier than Rivers.

Burna Boy and his mother are obtained by Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike on Saturday, March 27, 2021

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On the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards which held on Sunday, March 14, 2021, two Nigerians in Burna Boy and Wizkid, grabbed a few of the coveted statuettes on provide.

Whereas Burna Boy took dwelling the Grammy Award for ‘Greatest International Music Album’ along with his 2020 undertaking ‘Twice as Tall’, Wizkid’s win got here courtesy of his function on Beyonce’s ‘Brown Pores and skin Woman’, which received the award for Greatest Video.

At a homecoming reception in Port Harcourt organised in his honour by Rivers State Governor Wike on Saturday, March 27, 2021, the governor introduced money rewards for all of the artistes who carried out on the night–including Burna Boy.Grammy award-winning Burna Boy makes a triumphant return to his dwelling city of Port Harcourt on Saturday, March 27, 2021 (Punch)

“All of you which have come at present and the Niger Delta people who have come to play at present to point out the expertise you’ve got, I am very happy with you. All of you’ll go dwelling with N10 million every,” Governor Wike introduced, to loud cheers from an appreciative viewers and an adlib from Burna Boy.

The gesture was closely criticized on social media, not least as a result of Burna Boy’s model of socially aware music has been very essential of Nigeria’s thieving political class.

Nevertheless, Burna Boy’s mum Ogulu, instructed TV presenter Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on his Rubbin’ Minds present that her son wasn’t given any N10 million.

“The very first thing was that cash wasn’t paid, by the way in which. It was paid to everybody else however him. Everybody else who got here to carry out was paid, however him, as a result of they had been honouring him. He wasn’t being paid to be there.

“It is just a bastard, my individuals say, that refuses honour in his father’s home,” Ogulu says.

She provides that she did not pay an excessive amount of consideration to the backlash on social media; and that Burna Boy is not about to go comfortable on politicians or Nigeria’s management elite as a result of he was honoured by his state governor.

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“I did not pay an excessive amount of consideration to it, to be trustworthy. I used to be too busy. However the info are very clear: this man was honoured as a result of he bought the best award in his area on the earth.

“He was honoured as a result of he introduced that award dwelling. Why did he get that award? Making the identical music that speaks the reality. So, I do not suppose anyone was attempting to purchase him to their facet or not.

“I feel it is rather clear to everybody that the person would at all times make the music he needs to make, whether or not it’s for enjoyable or didactics…no matter…he would proceed to do this.

“It wasn’t a deal. It wasn’t a case of let’s honour you however you’ll not abuse us once more o. That did not come into the dialog.

“It was very sensible that it was finished. I used to be significantly impressed as a result of if some other state had finished it earlier than Rivers, it might have been surprising,” she provides.

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