The Federal Government is set to award some Nigerian entertainment personalities with National Honours for their significant contributions to the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari would confer the awards to some citizens and friends of Nigeria at an award ceremony scheduled to hold in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The ministry of special duties and inter-governmental affairs announced the award in various cadres.
Some of the prominent singers and entertainment personalities who would receive national honours include David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido; Tiwatope Savage, also known as Tiwa Savage, Richard Ayodeji Makun, popularly known as AY Makun; Kunle Afolayan; and Bayo Omoboriowo.
While Davido, Tiwas Savage, and Afolayan will be awarded the Officer of the Order of The Niger (OON), Makun and Omoboriowo will be conferred with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).
Victor Osimhen, the Nigerian footballer whose goal earned Napoli its first Serie A title in 33 years, was awarded an MFR (Member of The Order of Federal Republic).
Terry Waya, a businessman who doubles as a father to Kiddwaya, a reality TV star, was also awarded in the OFR (Order of the Federal Republic) cadre.
All the award recipients were asked to send a soft copy of their citation or resume to the ministry before May 31.