• Mon. May 20th, 2024

Boston City Council declares March 2 as Burna Boy Day

In a significant move, the City Council of Boston, Massachusetts United States has declared March 2, 2024, as Burna Boy Day in the city. The resolution, offered by Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune, is a recognition of singer and songwriter Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as “Burna Boy.”

He adds to the list of other Nigerian artists like wizkid who is celebrated every 6th of October in Minnesota and Davido who is celebrated every 18 November in Atlanta Georgia.

March 2nd has now been declared “ Burna Boy Day ” in the city of Boston, Massachusetts

Born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, Burna Boy has become a global cultural icon who has helped introduce and popularize Afrobeat to the entire world. For too long, African voices and the richness of the continent’s cultural heritage have been marginalized. However, this narrative is being changed by artists like Burna Boy. Infusing contemporary sounds with his Nigerian and African identity, he creates music that resonates with diverse audiences worldwide. Moreover, through his performances and advocacy work, marginalized communities find their voice amplified.

Furthermore, Nigeria stands as the largest source of African immigration in the United States according to the American Community Survey; Boston’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating culture diversity is evident in its range of cultural events. Consequently, Burna Boy’s legacy serves as a reminder of possibility; it encourages continued unity amidst diversity.

In conclusion, this declaration by Boston City Council underscores not just an individual artist’s contribution but also signifies an evolving appreciation for diverse cultures and sounds on the global stage..


Mbiydze is a web and graphic designer, digital marketer, and founder of a group of companies including CHEETAH CAMEROON, MBIYDZELA DIGITAL and PULSEBEAT ENTERTAINMENT  He is an ambitious entrepreneur with experience in various fields.
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