The National Honours Awards was conferred on 447 recipients comprising Nigerians and non-Nigerians at the Government House Villa in Aso Rock on October 11.
The Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) was awarded to 74 individuals, including Burna Boy, while 2Baba and Teni received the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
The Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic was awarded to Anthony Joshua.
President Buhari praised the Nigerian entertainment sector in his speech, singling out Burnaboy in particular for his accomplishments.
Buhari said; “Worthy of mention are our Artistes, particularly, our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy), who won the Grammy Awards in 2020.
“He along with other artistes has repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map.
“At the just-concluded Dubai Expo 2020, Nigeria’s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world.”
Although Burna Boy was not in attendance, his father accepted the medal on his behalf.
However, Teni was at the event ceremony to receive her award.