Grammy Award-winning Burna Boy have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is talented, churning out hit songs since he first came into the limelight. Burna Boy has close family ties as his mother and sisters are his biggest supporters and he will do anything to prove that they support him in his music and brand.
The owner of the spaceship label also comes from a family related to Nigerian music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Apart from his musical talent, Burna Boy is also known for his controversial statements on and off social media. In a recent report, the singer pointed out that every Nigerian smokes cannabis and hypocrisy is the only reason why it is not legalized in the West African country.
His statement drew mixed reactions from Nigerians some supported him while others opposed his views when he was shot.
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Biography of Burna Boy
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu is one of Nigeria’s biggest and most popular music stars globally and he was born on July 2, 1991 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Samuel and Bose Ogulu.
Burna Boy’s father was a manager at a welding company and lives a very private life, so not much is known about him, like the singer’s mother, who is also his manager. The Grammy Award winner grew up in Nigeria and contrary to popular belief, Burna Boy is not Yoruba. Burna Boy shares a relationship with Fela Kuti as his grandfather Benson Idonije was Fela Kuti’s manager during the music legend’s lifetime. Burna Boy has two younger siblings, Nissi, who is also a singer, and Ronami, who is not famous but is responsible for the singer’s fashion.
Burna Boy is one of the biggest Nigerian singers. The singer attended Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State. However, he moved to London to complete his studies. He studied Media Technology at Sussex University and Communication Cultures at Oxford Brookes University.
According to records, Burna Boy started singing at the age of 10 and began making beats on a FruityLoops digital audio workstation. However, he broke into the Nigerian music industry after releasing her single ‘Like to Party’ in 2012.
Burna Boy rose to prominence after releasing his debut album L.I.F.E which featured songs by 2Baba, Olamide, Wizkid and others. Since then, he has become one of the most respected music stars in the country and won awards. He was previously a recording artist for Aristokrat Records, but started his own label, Spaceship Entertainment, in 2015. Popular Burna Boy albums include Africa Giant and Twice as Tall.
Burna Boy is one of the few Nigerian artists who are single without a baby-mama.
Berna Boy is worth $10 million.