Grammy Award-winning Afrofusion pioneer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, has been presented with the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) — a National Honors Award by the Federal Republic Of Nigeria — which was received by his father, Sam Ogulu.
Speaking during the award presentation, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari said “The screening and selection of nominees for this year’s award as always, followed established broad criteria including but not limited to; consistent and meaningful participation in community and/or national development, rendering unsolicited, selfless and philanthropic services to humanity; outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive, relevant and beneficial to the nation and community”.
The Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), is the honour given to individuals who through their profession, have impacted the nation positively and this could not have come at a better time for Burna Boy as the Grammy-winning artist is riding the momentum of his new hit single, “It’s Plenty,” off the album “Love, Damini,” which hit #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 earlier this year.
Currently on his ‘Love, Damini’ tour which has seen the incredibly gifted artist tour and sell out concerts in cities in Canada, Europe and the US, his widely acclaimed sixth studio project, “Love, Damini” boasts of the incredibly successful single ‘Last Last’ which is #1 on popular US radio station, Urban Radio, recently hit 300 million global streams while ‘For My Hand’ featuring British singer, Ed Sheeran hit 150 million global streams. Burna Boy who recently announced his upcoming concert at the 70,000-capacity London stadium tour will see him perform to his ardent fans on June 3, 2023.