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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

British - Nigerian singer Patti Boulaye bags OBE award

NIGERIAN-born/British artist, singer and actress, Patti Boulaye , on Friday 29th January, become a recipient of one of Britain’s highest honours – Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
She received the medal from HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace . She was joined by her husband Stephen, their son and daughter. 
Boulaye, who gained international recognition after starring in Lux commercials in the 1980s, also  released her memoirs, on Monday 25th January.

Born to an Efik (Cross River) mother and an Okpanam (Delta Igbo) father, Boulaye was among the leading black British entertainers in the 1970s and 1980s.  
She was also well known in the Nigerian acting circles of the 1970s, featuring in Jab Adu’s”Bisi, Daughter of the River”, and hosted her own show – the Patti Boulaye Show. Boulaye joins the league of other British citizens with Nigerian origin like Sade Adu, Sophie Okonedo and Chiwetel Ejiofor who have been bestowed with the OBE.

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