Burna Boy Receives Rousing Welcome At Port Harcourt Homecoming Concert

by Yinka Akanbi

Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy, was on Saturday, welcomed by fans in his home state, Rivers.

The celebrated artiste was received in Port Harcourt, the state capital, by Governor Nyesom Wike, alongside his parents, Samuel and Bose and Ogulu.

“There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you’ve brought us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it,” Governor Wike said while receiving the 29-year-old singer.

“You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you.”

In his response, Burna Boy said: “I really appreciate being here. This is probably the biggest honour that will be bestowed on me since I was born. It is one thing to win the Grammy and be applauded everywhere else in the world.

“It is another thing to be loved in your own home and that to me is worth more than anything I can get. So I appreciate you my Governor for taking your time out to do this.”

The reception ceremony for the star which also doubled as a concert, was tagged ‘Burna Boy Homecoming, (Concert/Reception)’ and organised by the Rivers State Government to celebrate his excellence in the music industry.

Burna won the Best Global Music Album category at this year’s edition of the Grammys after he lost the Best World Music Album Nomination to Angelique Kidjo at the 62nd edition of the same award.

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This year’s win makes him the first Nigerian to win an award in the category.

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