Muyiwa Olarewaju, a multi-talented Nigerian-British gospel singer-songwriter and broadcaster, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
The medal was presented to Olarewaju by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, for his outstanding achievement and service to his community.
On Friday, the acclaimed gospel singer turned to social media to celebrate his latest accomplishment and share images from the occasion with his friends and followers.
An excited Olarewaju wrote: “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…. #grateful”
Queen Elizabeth bestows OBE honours to British citizens involved in business, charity, culture and entertainment, along with science and sport twice a year.
Olarewaju was awarded an OBE when he appeared on Queen Elizabeth’s 2020 birthday honours list but received the medal during an investiture ceremony on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
The Gospel singer and composer has over the years worked as a performer, broadcaster, and presenter.
He was the first international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration of Gospel show in 2009.