Canadian Senate Hailed Burna Boy For His Two Sold-Out Gigs At The Bell Centre (Video)

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The Nigerian Afrobeat sensation, Burna Boy, has received high praise and recognition from the Canadian Senate for his exceptional accomplishments and significant influence in the country.

Burna Boy’s extraordinary performances at The Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, where he attracted enormous crowds and sold out the venue on two separate occasions, have earned him this commendation from the Senate.

Marcel Lebleu, the Director General of the West and Central Africa Bureau, highlighted Burna Boy’s remarkable achievements during his visits to Montreal, emphasizing the artist’s ability to captivate audiences and fill the 35,000-seat arena.

Furthermore, Marcel Lebleu raised an important concern regarding the insufficient attention given to the cultural and Nollywood industries in Canada.

The Canadian Senate’s announcement of Burna Boy’s commendation has sparked a wave of praise and admiration from netizens across various social media platforms.

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Read some comments below:

descentoscar5 said: “Oluwaburna Is The Blueprint, He Leads, Other Follow👏”

phe_tha_pillar said: “Dem no deh hear word. Na the problem be that. Odogwu don tell una say nothing like Big 3. Him dey him own space”

ubigho_omena said: “Brymo won’t like this 😂😂😂😂😂 Odogwu get recognition all over the world 👏”

udochukwu_h said: “He’s the biggest artist in Africa currently and one of the biggest in the world now but bitterness will never allow people to accept this”

Recall that Burna Boy, the acclaimed Afrobeat artist, whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, has been recognized as one of the Most Influential People of 2024.

He was included in the prestigious list of the Top 100 Most Influential People of 2024 by Times Magazine. The publication carefully deliberated for months to determine the individuals who have had the greatest impact on shaping the narratives of the year for the TIME 100 list.

Angelique Kidjo, the Grammy-winning singer, recently penned a tribute to Burna Boy, acknowledging his significant contribution to the music industry. In her tribute, she emphasized the importance of preserving and showcasing the unique richness and beauty of traditional African music.

Kidjo revealed that in the past when young African musicians sought her advice, she would advise them against imitating American artists. She firmly believed that the world needed to experience the captivating essence of African music.

According to Kidjo, Burna Boy has successfully embodied this vision and transformed it into a global reality. She commended his exceptional talent, describing his music as deeply original and his style as a signature groove.

Burna Boy’s remarkable achievements have not gone unnoticed. In 2023, he became the first African artist to sell out a stadium in the United States, and in 2024, he made history as the first Afrobeats artist to perform at the prestigious Grammy Awards.

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