Burna Boy is a multi awarding Nigerian Afro-Pop singer who sound inspired by Nigerian legend Fela Kuti. Burna Boy's real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu. He got his breakthrough in 2012 with his hit single Like To Party off his debut album L.I.F.E. released in 2013. Burna Boy in 2017 signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. He released his first major label backed album Outside in 2018.
Burna Boy was born on 02 August 1991 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Burna Boy is 28 years old as of 2019. Burna Boy comes from a family of three.
Burna Boy's mother is Bose Ogulu who is popularly referred as Mama Burna. Bose Ogulu (Mama Burna) is the business manager of her son.
Burna Boy's father is Samuel Ogulu who managesa wielding company.
Burna Boy has got four studio albums.
On a Spaceship (2015)
African Giant (2019)
On 19 November 19 Burna Boy was nominated for the Grammy Award in the category of Best World Music Album for his 2019 hit album African Giant.
AKA beef and xenophobia
Burna Boy and AKA (Super Mega) were very close and in 2014 released hit song title All Eyes On Me. During the time Burna Boy frequently visited South Africa. The also collaborated on Baddest by AKA.
In August 2019 Burna Boy during the xenophobic attacks in South Africa Burna Boy accused AKA of inciting violence for comments he had made after South Africa's Bafana Bafana were knocked out of the 2019 Afcon by Nigeria's Super Eagles. AKA didn't take the accusation lightly and nasty exchange ensued.
Burna Boy in protest of xenophobic attacks promised not to visit South Africa unless the government put measures to avoid and prevent the attacks in the future.
In November 2019 Burna Boy was announced to be headline act of Africa Unite concert in Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 November 2019. AKA led a campaign to demand that Burna Boy apologize for comments he made about South Africa's xenophobic attacks before he could be perform. Many South Africans shared the same sentiment and also demanded his apology. #BurnaBoyCanVoetsek started trending on Twitter with many unhappy that he will be performing in South Africa.
Social media presence
Burna Boy is active on Instagram and goes by the handle @burnaboygram. On Twitter he uses @burnaboy.
Burna Boy is worth at least $USD3.5 million according to a Forbes report. Burna Boy's networth could now be significantly higher given the international success of his album African Giant released in 2019.
Burna Boy is dating British rapper Steflon Don.
Burna Boy's music is heavily influenced by the Nigerian legend Fela Kuti and he often samples Kuti's sound and lyrics. Benson Idonije his grandfather a music critic and author was the first band manager of Fela Kuti.
|First Name||Damini Ebunoluwa|
|Born||2nd July, 1991|
|Home City||Port Harcourt, Nigeria|
|Current City||Port Harcourt, Nigeria|