At the initiative of the Mayor Abdulah Skaka, the Sarajevo City Council adopted a unanimous decision to award the recognition of the honorary citizen of the City of Sarajevo to Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of the cult metal band Iron Maiden and world famous musician.
Dickinson came to besieged Sarajevo in December 1994 and gave a concert at the Bosnian Cultural Centre (BKC).
The recognition “Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo” went to the right hands, to Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the group Iron Maiden. I would like to thank the Sarajevo City Council for supporting our initiative and the Concept Media Artists Association for starting this noble incentive. At that time, there were few people who were ready to come to the city under siege and show symbolic, yet honest and important support. Persons like that deserve our lasting appreciation and we should cherish them as our best and sincerest friends. Sarajevo understood his message, as well as many other people around the world, when wee needed it the most”, said the Mayor on that occasion.
A documentary about that event- “Scream for Me Sarajevo” is one of the most valuable films about the Sarajevo siege and represents a unique testimony to the life in besieged city.
– It will be my honour to present Mr. Dickinson with the recognition of the honorary citizen of the city of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is from now on his own city- said Skaka.