I feel incredibly privileged – Burna Boy reacts to Boston City honour

Nigerian musician Burna Boy, is grateful to the City Council of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States of America (USA), for honouring him.

The city, a week ago, declared March 2nd as “Burna Boy Day” in recognition and celebration of the musician.

An official statement by the Boston City Council, signed by Councillor Ruthzee Louijeune, noted that Burna Boy, through his performances and advocacy work, amplifies the voices of marginalised communities calling for their recognition and rights.

Burn Boy, in a post on X, stated that he is focused on achieving his goal of bringing the world together through music. He stated that despite the differences in people across the world, everyone is the same.

Accompanying his post was a picture of him holding the Boston City Council declaration while on stage.

“I feel incredibly honoured and privileged! Thank you, Boston! The goal has always been the same, to bring the world together. We are all so different but all the same! 2nd of March a.k.a Burna Boy Day,” the post read.

The Boston City Council in their press release last week praised Burna Boy for embracing 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 aspirin artists from similar backgrounds.

“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 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, that March 2, 2024, is designated Burna Boy Day in the City of Boston,” the statement read.

Source: myjoyonline

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