Davido and Kunle Afolayan are amongst the Nigerians conferred with National Awards as Buhari exits Aso Rock.
Several individuals from the entertainment industry have been awarded national awards and hitmaker Davido and filmmaker Kunle Afolyan join this exclusive list of entertainers.
As President Muhammadu Buhari packs his bags from the seat of power, he has decided to confer some Nigerians with national awards as part of his last act in office.
David Adeleke popularly known as Davido and Kunle Afolayan is among the recipient of the Order of the Niger (OON) award.
Buhari confers Davido with OON
Davido is one of the biggest musicians to emerge from Nigeria and Africa with his music traveling beyond the continent and making him the most followed Nigerian musician on social media.
Kunle Afolayan is one of the biggest and most awarded filmmakers in Nollywood with several blockbuster movies including ‘Figurine’, ‘October 1’, and most recently ‘Anikulapo’.
Davido celebrated his conferment by posting a picture of the list of awardees on his Instagram story.
The award-winning singer joins Afrobeats stars Teni, Burna Boy, and Fuji legend Wasiu Ayinde as artists who have received national awards from President Buhari.
President Buhari is set to hand over power to Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023, in an election that was marred by an incredible level of irregularities and whose result remains a subject of litigation and massive public disapproval.