Burna Boy Biography

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Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991),  professionally known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He came famous in the year 2012 after he released the single “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013).  Burna Boy signed a record deal with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally in the year 2017. His third studio album, Outside, marked his major-label debut.

Burna Boy Biography


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born July 2, 1991) is one of the Afrobeats’ foremost artists, who is known by the stage name Burna Boy. Regarded as one of the finest songwriters and singers on the African continent, Burna Boy has lived up to the hype with a rich discography and numerous laurels to his credit. 

Burna Boy is the 2021 winner of the Best World Music album Category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for his fifth studio album: Twice As Tall.  And became the first Nigerian afrobeat musician to win Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy is the founder of Spaceship Entertainment and is currently signed to Warner Music Group.

Burna Boy’s Early Life


Burna Boy was born as Damini Ogulu on the 2nd Of July 1991. He was birthed in the coastal city of Port Harcourt. An indigene of Rivers State, he hails from the Niger Delta, South-South regions of Nigeria.

He comes from a mixed ancestry as his mother is a Yoruba woman named Bose Ogulu and  His father is named Samuel OguluBurna Boy comes from a very creative family.

He is the older brother of Nissi Ogulu, a singer and mechanical engineer. He has an older sibling, a sister named Romani Ogulu, who is a scientist and designer. His grandfather is Benson Idonijie, a veteran radio broadcaster, music critic, and one-time band manager of Fela Kuti.

He was raised by his parents in the Christian faith and spent his early years in Port Harcourt and Lagos City. Coming from a family with a rich art background helped Burna Boy discover his musical talent quite early, and he didn’t face any resistance from his parents in pursuing his passion. Instead, they encouraged him, which motivated him to start composing songs while he was still in high school.

Real Facts About Burna Boy

Full Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Stage Name: Burna Boy
Born: 2 July 1991 (age 31 years old)
Place of Birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Rivers State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.85 m
Parents: Samuel Ogulu, Bose Ogulu
Siblings: Romani Ogulu, Nissi Ogulu
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: N/A
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: US$20 Million – US$25 million

 

Burna Boy’s Educational Backguard


Burna Boy hails from an upper-middle-class background, which allowed him to taste quality education.

He completed his creché and primary school education at a top private school in Port Harcourt. For his middle and high school education, he attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara, Ogun State.

He emigrated to the United Kingdom for his university education and studied at the University Of Sussex, bagging a degree in Media Technology.

 

Burna Boy Career


Having learned how to produce beats using FruityLoops, Burna Boy recorded two mixtapes, Burn Notice and Burn Identity, before signing to Aristokrat Records. Under this label, he released the hit song, Like To Party, in 2012, which thrust him into the music limelight.

Burna Boy made his comeback in January 2018 when he released his third album, Outside, which was dropped on the 26th of that month. The album helped him secure recognition in the international music scene with singles such as YeHeaven’s GateRock Your BodyKoni BajeSekkle Down, and Streets Of Africa. The album went on to win Album Of The Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Burna Boy’s Net worth


Burna Boy‘s success in the music industry has allowed him to earn a fortune from his career via royalties, brand partnership deals, and performance at gigs.

His net worth is estimated to be worth US$20 million to US$25 million.

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Rechibee
Rechibee
Nwede Chinedu Mishach Popularly known as Rechibee is a Nigerian Content Editor and an Entertainment reporter at Wakadaily. He is a passionate journalist with a core interest in Special reports, Biography, and music journalism.

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