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Davido and Kunle Afolayan Among Nigerians Honored with National Awards as Buhari’s Tenure Ends

In a fitting finale to his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari has bestowed national awards upon notable Nigerians, including renowned hitmaker Davido and acclaimed filmmaker Kunle Afolayan. As Buhari prepares to leave Aso Rock, this gesture recognizes the outstanding contributions of these individuals to the entertainment industry.

David Adeleke, widely known as Davido, has established himself as one of Nigeria and Africa’s most successful musicians, with his music transcending borders and earning him a massive following on social media platforms. His inclusion in the prestigious Order of the Niger (OON) award is a testament to his musical prowess and influence.

Kunle Afolayan, a luminary in Nollywood, has garnered critical acclaim for his exceptional filmmaking skills. With an impressive repertoire of films, including Figurine, October 1, and the recent Anikulapo, Afolayan has been instrumental in shaping the Nigerian film industry. His recognition through the OON award highlights his immense contributions to the growth and recognition of Nollywood on a global scale.

Davido took to his Instagram story to share his joy and gratitude for receiving the national award, joining the ranks of other Afrobeats stars like Teni, Burna Boy, and Fuji legend Wasiu Ayinde, who have been previously honored by President Buhari.

As President Buhari prepares to hand over power to Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023, his tenure has been marred by controversy surrounding the election process. The result of the election remains a subject of litigation and widespread public disapproval due to alleged irregularities. Nonetheless, the recognition of individuals like Davido and Kunle Afolayan signifies their enduring impact on Nigerian culture and arts.

As Nigeria ushers in a new era of leadership, it is hoped that the entertainment industry will continue to thrive, and talented individuals will be acknowledged and celebrated for their remarkable contributions to the nation’s cultural landscape.

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