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Warrior King gets his day

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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MAYOR of the City of Buffalo, Byron W Brown declared Sunday, June 11, as Mark “Warrior King” Dyer Day during the Sankofa Days Block Party, part of the 42nd Juneteeth Festival in Buffalo, New York recently.

The reggae singer was elated at the gesture.

“I never expected it. This is definitely a huge milestone in my musical career. I thank Mayor Brown, my fans in New York, and supporters all across the world for taking in the messages of purity, truth, strength and love which I try to deliver through my songs. Jah know, I feel so blessed,” he said.

The Juneteenth Festival was the perfect backdrop, being the third-largest in the country; with a mission to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African-American heritage through educational and cultural activities.

Mayor Brown made the presentation to the singer following his performance at the event, hosted at 143 Broadway Avenue.

Part of the proclamation to Warrior King read:

“Among his many recognitions and awards, Warrior King's recent album The Rootz Warrior already has a global buzz around ' Ain't Giving Up'... with each song on the album bearing a different style and feel... Now, therefore, be it resolved that I, Byron W Brown, mayor of the city of Buffalo, do hereby proclaim, June 11, 2017 as: Mark Warrior King Dyer Day.”

The artiste gained prominence in 2002, and is known for hits including Virtuous Woman, Never Go Where Pagans Go, A Friend Indeed, and Can't Get Me Down.


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