Former Nigerian Idol singer, Jemiriye Adeniji has been honoured by the Martin Luther King’s Family for promoting the African culture through her songs.
Jemiriye who is based in the US, is making music over there. Her effort got rewarded by the most powerful and influential Black family in the United States on December 23 where she also thrilled the family with her performance.
It was gathered that the Nigerian had been an active artist in Pittsburgh which is her home city and she has been travelling all over the world to perform her unique form of African-Nigerian music.
That has finally got the attention of the King’s family who awarded her as the Outstanding International Artist 2019 at the 10th Annual AD King Foundation Youth Empowerment Award Gala held recently.
Jemiriye who graduated from the Nigerian Institute Of Journalism Lagos took to her Facebook page to reveal her excitement and shared photos of her performance and speech at the event.
The event marks the 10th Anniversary of AD King Foundation and the 88th birthday of Dr Naomi Ruth Barbara King.
“I’m still in awe of this beautiful moment. I’ve never been award driven, I just wanted to sing and promote African art in all it’s beauty…. winning the Outstanding International Artist Award means a lot to me.❤
“2019 has been such a beautiful and rewarding year, and I can’t thank God enough for everything.
And thank you all for your support always. .
I ❤ U,” she wrote.
See photos below.