For most music artists, popularity and fame are achieved after several years of hard work and zeal. Making a name for oneself is not as easy as it may sound; however, some personalities have proved the world wrong! Burna Boy made his way into the music industry, and just like that, he took the world by storm. The Nigerian star is an epitome of success. His passion and zeal for music are impeccable.
The fast-rising superstar is a popular reggae-dancehall singer, recording artist, and songwriter. The artist has garnered himself a massive following through his music. The musician has several tattoos of his body, including one of his role models, Fela Kuti. He got his first tattoo at the age of 15 years, as he believes that tattoos artistically represent him. Interestingly, his first album, titled L.I.F.E., sold over 50,000 copies during the first day of its release.
Burna Boy Profile summary
- Burna Boy full name: Damini Ogulu
- Year of birth: July 2, 1991
- Age: 29 years
- Career: Musician
- Gender: Male
- Instagram: @BurnaBoyGram
- Twitter: @BurnaBoy
The artist was born as Damini Ogulu on July 2, 1991, in Ahoada, in Port Harcourt. Burna Boy parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu, and they raised him in Ahoada before relocating to Lagos State. Burna Boy mother is his business manager and has been quite supportive of her firstborn son. The artist has two sisters who are younger than him. He attended Montessori International School and later moved to Corona, Agbara, in Lagos for secondary education.
The musician joined the University of Sussex between 2008 and 2009 to study Media Technology. From 2009 and 2010, he studied Media Communications and Culture at the renowned Oxford Brooke's University in the U.K. On completion, he joined Rhythm 93.7 FM for a one-year internship in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This was followed by a record deal contract with Aristocrat records as he launched his music career.
Since his debut in the music industry in 2010, the artist has managed to achieve so much. He has worked with some reputable artists like Sarkodie, 2face Idibia, Phyno, Wizkid, Dbanj, AKA, and Leriq, among many others. In 2011, he released his first record titled Shobeedo (Freestyle). Since then, he has released several songs, something which has impressed his fans.
Which are Burna's songs?
The musician has several songs to his name. Burna Boy albums include L.I.F.E. (2013), On a Spaceship (2015), and Outside (2018). Burna Boy new album is titled African Giant and was released in 2019. Here are some of Burna Boy songs:
- Like to Party
- Don Gorgon
- Rock Your Body
- Killin Dem (ft. Zlatan)
- On the Low
- Gum Body (ft. Jorja Smith)
- Burna Boy Jerusalema remix
- Money Play
The artist has been awarded several awards. Burna Boy awards include:
- Best Pop award for his song Like to Party at the South-South Music Awards Best Pop
- Best New Act of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Award
- He was ominated for the Next Rated at the 2013 Headies.
- In 2013, he won Best New Act of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
- In 2018, he won the African Artiste of the Year and Song of the Year.
- In November 2019, he was nominated for the Grammy Award in the category of the Best World Music.
Who is Burna's wife?
The artist has an alleged baby mama known as Uju Stella Johnson, who called him out in 2016 via Instagram for leaving her when she became pregnant for him. He also accused him of raping a girl in the U.K. and abandoning his court trial process. However, the artist refuted those claims of making her pregnant and leaving her.
Burna Boy girlfriend is known as Stefflon Don. The lovebirds have been dating for over a year now. The couple met when the Stefflon, who is also a musician, was on a trip to Ghana.
What is Burna boy 's net worth?
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the artist.
What language does Burna Boy speak?
His latest album African Giant is recorded in various languages, including Nigerian Pidgin, Yoruba, and Jamaican patois.
What ethnicity is Burna Boy?
He is Nigerian. The artist was born in Ahoada, in the heart of Port Harcourt.
Burna Boy has proved time over time that he was born to sing. His success story is one that leaves tongues wagging. The musician and songwriter ventured into music and took the world by storm. His fans continue looking up to him for inspiration.