A national honor has been bestowed upon Davido.Akokacon
David Adeleke, a Nigerian Afrobeat superstar and songwriter, aka Davido has been awarded the national honour by the Federal Government.
On Sunday, the ministry of special duties and intergovernmental affairs declared the award in different cadres.
Besides Davido, several other prominent Nigerians received awards from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, including the Multi-award-winning filmmaker Kunle Afolayan was also awarded the OON, Nigerian footballer, Victor Osimhen, was awarded an MFR (Member of The Order of Federal Republic). Victor’s goal earned Napoli its first Serie A title in 33 years, and over 300 recipients.
Davido expressed gratitude for the National Honour’s recognition. via his verified twitter handle
“Honored to hear the news that I have been conferred with an OON (Officer of the Order of Nigeria) by The Federal Government of Nigeria. I am grateful for this recognition and honour. It has always been my mission to use my platform to showcase our country – the passion, the resilience, the joy the culture and of course the struggles of our people. I do not take any of this for granted. We have one Nigeria and we will continue to do whatever we must to make it better! Thank you all for being on this journey with me. So help us God.”
Honored to hear the news that I have been conferred with an OON (Officer of the Order of Nigeria) by The Federal Government of Nigeria.— Davido (@davido) May 31, 2023
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