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British-Nigerian gospel singer, Muyiwa Olarewaju, has received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Award.
The 52-year-old singer was presented the Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, at an investiture ceremony held at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, January 12.
Olanrewaju took to his Instagram page on Friday, January 14, to post pictures taken at the event.
His caption reads, “For Services to music. Thank you to everyone that has relentlessly invested in this ‘young man’. You made it possible.
“A lecturer of mine told me no one is paying attention to you doing gospel music. Years later, here we are.”
He is best known for his hit songs like ‘Safe in His Hands’, ‘Alleluia eh!’ and many others.
Olanrewaju became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration of Gospel show in 2009.