The ‘rap dacta’ Okyeame Kwame has received a Presidential Volunteering Service award from the United States government for his outstanding humanitarian work.
At a ceremony held in Ohio on Sunday, March 19, former US President Barack Hussein Obama presented him with a medal to to that effect.
The award was presented to him in honour of his outstanding work on his Hepatitis B campaign.
The Presidential Service Award, the highest civilian honour is granted to US citizens and permanent residents for their voluntary community service towards development.
The award was presented to OK by a representative for the former President, Dr Pauline Key.
Okyeame Kwame has received global renown for his extensive Hepatitis B campaign – including a Key to the City of Cincinnati, presented to him by the City’s mayor last year.