Burna Boy: Biography
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Burna Boy, widely known by his stage name, has his real name as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu. He is a renowned Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer, and Grammy Award winner in 2023.
Burna Boy was born 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu in Mbiama in Rivers State. He grew up in South London, England, before relocating to Rivers State,Port Harcourt and later to Lagos. He has two sisters, Jehovah-Nissi and Ronami. Nissi is a singer, graphic artist, entrepreneur and mechanical engineer. His older sister Ronami is a scientist and designer.
He attained wide recognition in 2012 after releasing his hit single, ‘Like to Party’, a song that was a huge success and became the lead single of his debut album, L.I.F.E. He has since released other good songs, including popular songs Tonight and Run My Race.
Burna Boy’s Educational Background
He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara, Lagos for his secondary school.
Burna Boy later graduated at the University Of Sussex with a degree in Media Technology.
He also studied Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University, London between 2009 to 2010.
Burna Boy’s Music Career
Burna Boy kick-started his music career in 2010. The singer released his first record Shobeedo, professionally in 2011 and has dominated the music space in Nigeria.
He is one of the most successful Nigerian musicians of all time, with his fusion of dancehall, reggae, afrobeat, and pop.
He has won numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award in 2023.
In August 12, 2013 he released his debut studio album, L.I.F.E, under the Aristokrat record label and featured hit singles like ‘Like to Party and Tonight’.
The album was a huge success and shot Burna Boy to immense popularity in Nigeria. The song also got him a nomination for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
The song received wide airplay in all media platforms across the country and also peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in August 2013.
On 5 September 2012, the video for “Like to Party” was released. The music video, which was shot by Square ball Media services, ran for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
He is currently signed to an American record label called Atlantic Records. He is also the founder and CEO of Spaceship Records, a Nigerian-based record label in line with his dream that he had a burning desire in him to own his own music company a the beginning of 2014.
Burna is said to be the grand son of Benson Idonije, the then manager with Fela Anikulapo Kuti and this perhaps influenced his musical career. Burna is a Nigerian Reggae dancehall singer Afrofusion and songwriter.
On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Tonight” On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song. In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.
One of the most sought after Nigeria musicians, Burna has a lot of songs to his credit including “trumpet”, Abeg Abeg Abeg, and the like party which he featured with popular stars like Davido and others.
Burna Boy is a nice vocalist, very vast and unique in his quality music. This marvelous act he experimented with Reggae, Afro beat, R & B and Hip-hop elevated him into widely accepted music scene.
The 2023 Grammy Award winner has also collaborated with top Nigerian and international music stars like Davido, Tuface, Reminisce, Wizkid, Timaya, Olamide and others.
Like any other stars in the music industry, Burna has won many awards, most notably 2023 Grammy Awards. He has also received several nominations.
- He won the Best New Act of the year at Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
- He was Nominated for 2013 Headies Awards for South South Music Awards for best pop.
- He was Best New Act of MTV Africa Music Awards and
- Nominated for the best album of the year at Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Burna Boy was guest at the BET Awards 2023 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
Burna Boy, Davido, Asake (and Olamide) are Ayra Starr are in the Grammy nominations for 2024. They were nominated for Grammy awards in the Best African Music Performance category.
The nominations are: “Amapiano,” ASAKE & Olamide; “City Boys,” Burna Boy; “UNAVAILABLE,” Davido feat. Musa Keys; “Rush,” Ayra Starr, and “Water,” Tyla.
His Marital Life
Burna Boy is not yet married, perhaps in a relationship, considering his global fame and net worth.
He was said to have been in a romantic relationship with Stefflon Don, a British singer and songwriter, but the relationship did stand the test of time.
Burna Boy’s Net Worth
Burna Boy is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria with a net worth of about $15 million dollars. He earns from his music career, endorsements and other profitable ventures.
Burna Boy’s parents
Burna Boy’s parents are still alive. His father by name is Samuel Ogulu and mother, Bose. She worked as a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce, while his father worked in a welding company.
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