Boston Loves Afrobeats, Declares March 2nd ‘Burna Boy’s Day’ to Celebrate Cultural Diversity

Boston officially declared March 2nd as "Burna Boy's Day," to honor his outstanding performances and impactful advocacy work.

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Boston Loves Afrobeats, Declares March 2nd 'Burna Boy's Day' to Celebrate Cultural Diversity
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The city of Boston, Massachusetts, has officially declared March 2nd as “Burna Boy’s Day,” honoring the renowned Nigerian singer for his outstanding performances and impactful advocacy work.

Signed by Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune of the Boston City Council, the document lauds Burna Boy’s contribution to enhancing Boston’s multicultural vibrancy and his role in advocating for marginalized voices.

The official document emphasizes Boston’s commitment to celebrating diverse cultures and highlights Burna Boy’s legacy as a powerful reminder of amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked. The resolution designates March 2, 2024, as Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston, symbolizing the city’s acknowledgment of his influence on the global music scene. The document states,

“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.”

Burna Boy’s connection with Boston has been evident through a series of sold-out shows since his international breakthrough in 2018. 

Burna Boy had also achieved Grammy Awards history earlier this month with a medley performance featuring Brandy and 21 Savage, making him the first Afrobeats artist to grace the stage. His performance ranked him No. 6 in the Billboard best performance for the night.

His sixth studio album, “Love, Damini,” released in 2022, marked the highest debut of an African album on the Billboard 200 chart. It also attained the highest-charting position for an African album in France, the Netherlands, and the UK. In October, Burna Boy received the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic plaque for his significant contributions to music. 

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