Praia, Jun 25 (Inforpress) -The Government honored the architect and singer Frederico Hopffer Almada, better known as Nhonhô, in recognition of his tribute to Cabo Verdean culture, but also for being a great defender of traditions and Cabo Verde.
The findings were made this Wednesday, in the city of Praia, by the Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, who chaired the tribute ceremony and also attended by the Minister of Culture and Creative Industries, Abraão Vicente, and of some family members of the honoree.
“It is a deserved tribute and it happens in very different circumstances, being the first tribute paid by the State of Cabo Verde during the COVID-19 pandemic period and the country is still with some restrictions and it was not possible to give a hug”, he said.
For the government official, the most important thing is that it is “a gesture of deserved recognition” by the man who is, in his integrity in culture, defending traditions, speaking, a defender of Cabo Verde, particularly Santiago Island, and also dedicated to architecture.
All this reference, according to Ulisses Correia e Silva, are values that the archipelago needs more and more, and above all, in these difficult times.