Famed Nigerian singer Davido expressed gratitude after he was awarded one of Nigeria's prestigious national honours.
Davido, whose real name is David Adeleke, was among 339 distinguished Nigerians awarded at different levels by the Nigerian government.
He received the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), which is one of the highest awards in the country.
In a video post on Twitter on Wednesday, May 31, Davido in the caption said he was honored to receive the award from the Nigerian government.
He said the recognition will motivate him to continue showcasing Nigeria and its people through his platform.
"Honored to hear the news that I have been conferred with an OON (Officer of the Order of Nigeria) by The Federal Government of Nigeria. I am grateful for this recognition and honour," Davido said in the post.
The 30-year-old afrobeats star said he does not take the award for granted and will continue using his influence to positively project Nigeria.
"It has always been my mission to use my platform to showcase our country - the passion, the resilience, the joy the culture and of course the struggles of our people. I do not take any of this for granted. We have one Nigeria and we will continue to do whatever we must to make it better!" he stressed.
The national honour comes as a recognition of Davido's contributions to promoting Nigerian culture and music globally through his chart-topping songs and philanthropic work.
The singer is considered one of the most successful African artists of his generation having won several international and local awards.