𝗔𝗸𝗽𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗼 r𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 a𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘁 super s𝘁𝗮𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗼 𝗼𝗻 c𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘆 v𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁

…𝗧𝗮𝘀𝗸𝘀 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗰𝘀.

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio on Monday received in audience Afrobeat Star, David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido who was on a courtesy visit to the Senate President.

Receiving his guest, Akpabio expressed his delight at the visit and poured encomiums on the Afrobeat Star for making Nigeria proud by his outstanding performance.

“You have made us very proud within the International Community,” Akpabio told Davido who came in company of two of his cousins, Hon. Tunji Adeleke, son of his late brother Isiaka Adeleke and Folasade Adeleke, daughter of Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke.

The Senate President told his guests that “we will do everything possible to support the entertainment industry. ” He however charged them to continue to maintain high ethics and resist peer influence that could derail them.

Akpabio said: “For me and for the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, its an inclusive administration, and you must have noticed in my various outings, we move as one, across party lines.

“Even though your administration is a PDP one but we work across party lines for the interest of Nigeria. The only major thing that is common to all of us is the interest of this country and it is a country that has given you so much love.

“It is a country with a population that is unmatched anywhere else in Africa. Over 240 million Nigerians. So I want you to continue to remain a great Ambassador of our country. Don’t allow anybody to drag you into politics. Continue to do your best in the entertainment industry.

“For us in the political arena, we value talents and what God has given to you, nobody can take it away from you. We do everything possible to support the industry. To support talented people like you. All we need also is patience and prayers so that we can succeed.

“Please do your best to continue to maintain the high ethics. What is happening in America with some of the black stars is quite unfortunate. For most of you in the industry, don’t allow peer group influence derail you. Continue to do your best.

“The entertainment industry is like a pyramid. You start from the ground until you get there. When you are on top, your own is how to remain there. So anybody who walks on a tight rope must learn how to do the balancing act. And so, your job is to remain there.

“Our prayers is that God should sustain you there and to continue to give you more wisdom and more talent for you to continue to make Nigeria proud. We are very proud of you.”

Davido recalled how Akpabio hosted him and his team while he was Governor of Akwa Ibom State and also while he was a Minister.

He informed the Senate President of his Foundation which primarily offers assistance to the orphanages and also of his new album to be released in June or July.

“As for me, I’m doing my part. I have a Foundation. Every year, I share N300 million, N400 million to orphanages.Just doing my own part to assist the society. We have new album coming out June or July. I just thank you for everything you have been doing for us,” Davido said.