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President Buhari Confers National Honours On Burna Boy, Teni, 2Face, Others

Buhari has approved the conferment of national honours in different categories on Nigerian music artists.

President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred national honours on Nigerian artists, Burna Boy, 2face Idibia, and Teni Apata, for their giant strides and achievements in the music industry.

President Buhari Confers National Honours On Burna Boy, Teni, 2Face, Others

Teni, Burna Boy, 2face Honoured By Buhari

The three music stars were among the 447 Nigerians and friends of the country honoured by the president at the 2022 National Honours Award Investiture which took place at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.

Burna Boy was conferred with national honour in the rank of Member of the order of the federal republic (MFR), while 2face and Teni were recognized in the rank of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

In a video circulating on social media, Burna Boy’s father, Samuel Ogulu, is seen receiving the award on his behalf from President Buhari.

In a statement, Buhari praised the music stars saying citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated.

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“Worthy of mention are our artistes, particularly, our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy), who won the Grammy Awards in 2020. He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map.”

“At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020, Nigeria’s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world.” the statement added.

A total of 6 persons were conferred with GCON, 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON), 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR); 110 received the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I (FRM I) and Federal Republic Medal II (FRM II) Second Class) respectively. The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award.

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