- Yinka Farinde, a Nigerian musician in Canada, has been recognised by the Toronto Police Service
- The service will be presenting the award to him on Sunday, February 23, at The British Methodist Episcopal Church
- Yinka started making music at the age of 10 in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, where he was born
Yinka Farinde, a Nigerian born and Canada based singer, has received recognition from the Toronto Police Service.
The letter of recognition which was sent on Monday, December 23, 2019, invited him to the Back History Month Award Ceremony that will be organized by 13 Division in collaboration with The British Methodist Episcopal Church.
According to the letter, the award is structured to honour police officers, medical service members, businessmen, individuals, and others who contributed greatly to the community.
The award will be given to the Nigerian and other selected people on Sunday, February 23 at the British Methodist Episcopal Church.
According to the Yinka's public profile, he was born in Osogbo, Osun state and started his music career at the early age of 10.
The Nigerian musician migrated to Canada in 1984 where he has been using his music to promote diverse cultures. He is the CEO of ADEDORC Productions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Kazeem Jimoh, a research fellow with the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, made the nation very proud as he was selected for the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) award.
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He was picked as their youngest scientist in 2019. It should be noted that he is the third Nigerian that would be getting the special prize.
The initiative is targeted at young researchers, encouraging them to work on natural resources, ecosystems, and biodiversity.
Another thing worthy of note is that he is the only person among the seven scientists that were picked from different parts of the world.
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