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Boston declares March 2 Burna Boy Day 

Boston declares March 2 Burna Boy Day 

The City of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has declared March 2 as “Burna Boy Day”, in recognition of the Nigerian artiste’s performances and advocacy works.

This was disclosed in a letter signed by Ruthzee Louijeune, the Boston City Councilor.

The letter reads: “Singer and songwriter Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy, was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and is now a global cultural icon who has helped introduce and popularise afrobeats to the entire world.

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“For too long, mainstream narratives have marginalised African voices and overlooked the richness of the continent’s cultural heritage, with Buma Boy’s rise to prominence highlighting a shift in this paradigm.

“Buma Boy proudly embraces his Nigerian and African identity, infusing it with contemporary sounds to create music that resonates with audiences worldwide, thereby challenging stereotypes about African artistry and opening doors for aspiring artistes from similar backgrounds.

“Through his performances and advocacy work, Burna Boy amplifies the voices of marginalised communities and advocates for their recognition and rights.

“Using his platform not only to entertain but also to educate and inspire, starting conversations about social justice, equity, and representation.

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“Nigeria is the largest source of African immigration in the United States and Massachusetts is one of the top 10 states with the highest Nigerian-born population, according to the American Community Survey.

“Boston’s commitment to recognising and celebrating culture and diversity is evident in the range of cultural events, festivals, and community initiatives that showcase the city’s multicultural landscape.

“Burna Boy’s legacy serves as a reminder of possibility, reminding us to continue amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked.

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“NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That March 2, 2024 is designated Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston.”

Who’s Burna Boy?

Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer who has gained international recognition for his unique blend of Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop music. Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on July 2, 1991, Burna Boy rose to fame with his hit singles like “Like to Party” and “Ye.” He has released several successful albums, including “African Giant” and “Twice as Tall,” which have earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards.

Burna Boy’s music often addresses social issues, African pride, and cultural heritage. He is known for his distinctive voice, energetic performances, and charismatic stage presence. His style fuses traditional African rhythms with modern influences, creating a sound that resonates with audiences worldwide.

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In addition to his musical achievements, Burna Boy has collaborated with various artists across different genres and has been featured on tracks by international stars like Beyoncé and Stormzy. He has performed at major music festivals and events globally, solidifying his reputation as one of Africa’s most prominent musical exports.

Burna Boy’s impact on the music industry goes beyond his chart-topping hits; he is also recognized for promoting African culture and representing the continent on the global stage. His success has inspired a new generation of African artists to embrace their roots and create music that reflects their heritage.

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Overall, Burna Boy’s contribution to the music industry has been significant, earning him a dedicated fan base and establishing him as a leading figure in the Afrobeat genre.

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