The declaration was made in recognition of Basketmouth’s immense contribution towards integrating the Nigerian American Community through his art for the past 6 years in Houston. As part of the celebrations, a congressional recognition ceremony will hold on July 18, 2015, the same day as Basketmouth’s ‘One Man Stand’ comedy concert entitled ‘Basketmouth Uncensored’.
The event is scheduled to hold at the Ayya Centre, Houston, Texas, USA. This honour puts Basketmouth as the first Nigerian to have a day officially named after him in the history of the United States.
Parker is Houston’s second female mayor (after Kathy Whitmire), and one of the first openly gay mayors of a major U.S. City.