Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has hailed the Grammy Award-winning Afrobeat star, Damini Ogulu, popularly called Burna Boy, as the pride of the state.

Wike spoke when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy call at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.

The governor in a statement by his Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the State is proud of Burna Boy for the rare distinction of becoming a winner of the prestigious Grammy award.

Wike said: “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.”