Davido, Victor Osimhen, Kunle Afolayan, and others to be awarded with National Honour



Nigerian Afrobeat sensational artist Davido, Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan, and Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen are among the Nigerians who will receive national honors from Nigeria's new president (Bola Ahmed Tinubu).

Following Buhari's approval, the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs offered awards in a variety of categories for some Nigerian nationals and friends.

Davido was given the Officer Of The Order of The Niger (OON) for his achievements to the music industry, for which he has received international acclaim.

The entertainer has recently been observed giving support to his uncle, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Governor of Osun State, who is pursuing a political career.

Afolayan, a talented filmmaker whose work is credited with helping some up-and-coming Nollywood actors gain attention, was additionally awarded the OON.

The US streaming service Netflix and Afolayan agreed to a three-film deal in March 2021, establishing a good example for other participants in Nigeria's rapidly expanding film industry.

Charles Okpaleke is a member of the entertainment industry who also received the OON honor.

Osimhen, a Nigerian footballer, was granted an MFR (Member of the Order of the Federal Republic) for his goal and great performance in helping Napoli win its first Serie A title in 33 years.

Terry Waya, a businessman and the father of reality TV star Kiddwaya, was also inducted into the OFR (Order of the Federal Republic) cadre.

All award winners were required to provide the ministry a soft copy of their gratitude or resume by May 31.

They are also expected to be physically present on June 1, 2023, for the presentation of their medals and certificates.

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