US City, Boston Declares March 2 ‘Burna Boy’s Day’

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The city of Boston, Massachusetts, United States, has officially established March 2nd as “Burna Boy’s Day” to celebrate and remember the Nigerian artist.

The contents were disclosed in a Boston City Council document signed by Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune.

According to the paper, Burna Boy was awarded for his “performances and advocacy works.”

The document read inter alia: “Boston’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating culture and diversity is evident in the range of cultural events, festivals, and community initiatives that showcase the city’s multicultural landscape and:

“Whereas, Burna Boy’s legacy serves as a reminder of possibility, reminding us to continue amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked, now, therefore be it resolved: That March 2, 2024 is designated Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston.”

US City, Boston Declares March 2 ‘Burna Boy’s Day’

After making his breakthrough on the global scene in 2018, Burna Boy has performed at numerous sold-out gigs in Boston.

He was recognized an Apple Music Up Next artist in 2019 and took home the Best International Act trophy from the BET Awards. African Giant, his fourth studio album, was also released. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album and went on to win Album of the Year at the All Africa Music Awards.


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