BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today that Milton, MA native Oladunni Oladipo will perform the national anthem at the Boston Bruins home game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, January 31.
Oladipo burst into the music scene at nine years old with a series of performances with the Boston Pops. Her music career includes many appearances with the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts State House, Harvard College, Boston Children's Hospital, and Newton Wellesley Hospital. Apart from her solo career, Oladunni also sings duet with her sister as the gospel duo, the Oladipo Sisters. Their second album 'The Rebirth' was released in June 2018. After taking a gap year to study at Oxford University in the UK, Oladunni is now a first year at Wellesley College. She currently resides in Canton, MA.
With the retirement of Garden legend, Rene Rancourt, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins held live auditions on August 8 to find a rotating group of singers who would perform the anthem at home games during the 2018-19 season. Out of more than 600 applications, 52 finalists were chosen to partake in the live auditions. Oladipo is the 14th out of that group of finalists to be selected to perform this season, following Todd Angilly, Shanna Jackman, Dayna Fisk, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, Kara McEachern, Nick Page, Sarah Kostecki, Vanessa Salvucci, David Tyler, Kamryn Richard, Paige Vigneron, Nicole Talbot and Whitney Doucet. Information on future new anthem performers will be announced prior to each Boston Bruins home game.