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April 18, 2024

Burna Boy named among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2024

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has declared March 2 to be "Burna Boy Day." in honour of Grammy-winning singer.

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has landed a spot in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2024.

Legendary Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo wrote a tribute to the ‘Last Last’ crooner on Time’s website.

She noted that Burna Boy played a pivotal role in the global acceptance of African music.

Kidjo wrote: “Burna Boy has made that vision [acceptance of African music] a global reality. His music draws from the rich well of Nigerian folk traditions, and he carries the torch lit by Fela Kuti. He is history in the making.”

Burna Boy was joined on the list by British-Nigerian stars Skepta and Damson Idris.

The Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People recognition is a prestigious honor that celebrates individuals who have left an indelible mark on the world through their contributions to art, activism, and cultural influence.

Since its inception in 1999, this annual list has highlighted the achievements and impact of leaders, innovators, artists, and advocates from diverse fields and backgrounds.

Burna Boy, on the other hand, has garnered international acclaim for his unique sound and socially conscious lyrics. In addition to his musical prowess,

He has been recognized for his activism and advocacy, speaking out on issues such as police brutality and socio-political injustice in Nigeria and beyond.

Named among the Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2020, Burna Boy’s inclusion reflects his significant impact on the global music landscape and his role as a cultural ambassador for Afrobeat music.

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