BBC One talent show judge, radio host and award-winning British gospel singer, Muyiwa Olarewaju, has been awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor handed the OBE medal to Muyiwa at the event on the 12th of January 2022.

The vibrant performer is known to television audiences as a star of Songs of Praise’s Gospel Choir of the Year.

He has been hugely instrumental in popularising the gospel music genre on a global scale by mixing traditional gospel music with elements from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia, with soul, R&B and pop.

Given the honour for his service to music, Muyiwa Olarewaju has brought his unique style to music fans around the world as he’s toured with legends such as Stevie Wonder and Mariah Carey. He has worked alongside superstars Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill.

Muyiwa Olarewaju is the elder brother of Ibadan-based gospel artiste and On-Air Presenter, Bolaji Olarewaju.

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