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US city, Boston declares March 2 ‘Burna Boy Day’

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By Francesca Hangeior

The City of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has declared March 2 as “Burna Boy Day”, in recognition of the Nigerian artiste’s performances and advocacy works.

This was disclosed in a letter signed by Ruthzee Louijeune, the Boston City Councilor.

The letter reads: “Singer and songwriter Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as “Burna Boy, was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and is now a global cultural icon who has helped introduce and popularise afrobeats to the entire world.

“For too long, mainstream narratives have marginalised African voices and overlooked the richness of the continent’s cultural heritage, with Buma Boy’s rise to prominence highlighting a shift in this paradigm.

“Buma Boy proudly embraces 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 aspiring artistes from similar backgrounds.

“Through his performances and advocacy work, Burna Boy amplifies the voices of marginalised communities and advocates for their recognition and rights.

”Using his platform not only to entertain but also to educate and inspire, starting conversations about social justice, equity, and representation.

“Nigeria is the largest source of African immigration in the Unitcd States and Massachusets is one of the top 10 states with the highest Nigerian-born population, according to the American Community Survey.

“Boston’s commitment to recognising 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 legacy serves as a reminder of possibility, reminding us to continue amplifying voices that have long been silenced or overlooked.
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer, who won Best Global Music Album for “Twice As Tall” at the premiere ceremony of the 63rd GRAMMY Awards.

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Bobrisky allegedly occupying VIP apartment in Kirikiri

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By Francesca Hangeior

Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, predominantly known as Bobrisky, is allegedly occupying a fully furnished one-bedroom flat in newly built VIP apartment in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

According to reports, the cross dresser regularly shares money to inmates and is reportedly allowed to wear female clothes

The sources also said that Bobrisky frequently receives visitors.

A source who pleaded anonymity said: “There is a newly built VIP apartment in kirikiri correctional center, Bobrisky is occupying a room and palour in it, the parlour is furnished with flat screen tv, refrigerator and the chairs claimed to be donated was for his visitors.

“He has been giving money to Inmates. He is getting a special treatment inside, dresses with his female clothes while in men’s prison. He has also been receiving visitors on regular basis.”

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Bobrisky reportedly donates chairs to prison

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By Francesca Hangeior

After barely 12 days in prison, chairs labelled with the name Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky have reportedly been donated to the Nigerian Correctional facility by the controversial cross-dresser.

In a video on social media, various chair stands were seen at the correctional service centre, with inscription: “To Nigeria Correctional Service courtesy Idris Okuneye BobRisky.”

A caption on the video reads: “On behalf of BobRisky, for the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kirikiri, for the visiting area.”

According to the report making the rounds about Bob’s donation, the chairs are meant for the prison’s visiting area.

Bobrisky reportedly donates chairs to prison

By Francesca Hangeior

After barely 12 days in prison, chairs labelled with the name Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky have reportedly been donated to the Nigerian Correctional facility by the controversial cross-dresser.

In a video on social media, various chair stands were seen at the correctional service centre, with inscription: “To Nigeria Correctional Service courtesy Idris Okuneye BobRisky.”

A caption on the video reads: “On behalf of BobRisky, for the Nigerian Correctional Service, Kirikiri, for the visiting area.”

According to the report making the rounds about Bob’s donation, the chairs are meant for the prison’s visiting area.

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Funke Akindele reacts to Toyin Abraham’s public ‘reconciliation’ message

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Fox office queen Funke Akindele has reacted to colleague Toyin Abraham who publicly addressed the ‘supposed’ rivalry between them.
Recall that Toyin put an end to their beef, sharing a photo of Funke Akindele on official verified Instagram page and wrote an open letter to fans to cease fire.

The actress spoke about how their fans had constantly pitched them against each other and the toll it had taken on their personal lives, careers and relationship.

The mother of one recalled how they were competitive without malicious thoughts and achieved greatness.

She congratulated Funke Akindele for smashing the box office with her A Tribe Called Judah project.

Movie practitioners took to Toyin Abraham’s comment section to commend the move for reunion and reconciliation.

Funke Akindele also reacted and wished Toyin success in all her endeavors.

She wrote: “Toyin baby, all the best dear.”

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