TOPE ALABI JOINS LEAGUE OF NIGERIAN CELEBS TO RECEIVE HONORS AT THE U.S STATE SENATE
Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi joins the league of Nigerian celebrities that have received honors from the New York State Senate.
A similar honor was extended to Nigerian comedian Basketmouth when Annice D. Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston, declared July 17 as Basketmouth Day.
‘I, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, recognize that in Tope Alabi we have an individual worthy of our highest respect and esteem; and be it further. It is fit and proper to recognize the achievements of individuals who substantially contribute to the vitality of their communities and the entire Empire State’.
These were the words of Rubén Díaz, a United States politician and an ordained pastor who represents the 32nd District in the New York State Senate.
He made the statement on October 9, 2016 at the COGA Rehoboth Convention, New York where he presented a special recognition award to Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi for her dedication to the betterment of her community.
This won’t be the first time a Nigerian celeb is getting this kind of honour in the US.
In 2015, days after the US Congress made a proclamation acknowledging the legendary status of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, a similar honour was extended to Nigerian comedian Basketmouth when Annice D. Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston, declared July 17 as Basketmouth Day in honour of the highly rated comedian.