Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor, has described Grammy award-winning Afrobeat artist, Burna Boy, as the pride of the state.
Wike said this when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
The governor also pledged support for the singer.
He congratulated the artiste for the honour he did to the people of the state all over the world, explaining that when the news broke that he had emerged winner in the Best Global Music Album category with his ‘Twice As Tall’ album, the entire state was elated.
“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,” he said.