PublishedAugust 17, 2022 @ 12:22 PM
Burna Boy Biography, Awards Networth & Albums
Born, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu and known professionally with his performing stage name as Burna Boy is a top Nigerian afro-fusion singer and songwriter, rapper and dancer.
Burna Boy was born on the 2nd of July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara (Ogun State) and relocated to London to further his studies. He later studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex but he dropped out after two years and moved back to Nigeria in the year 2010, he met LeriQ around this same time and they began working together.
Burna Boy spent most of his early days listening to American musicians like DMX. He delved into the dancehall and reggae music his father listened to and explored the Afro-beat through the eyes of Fela Kuti. He created his own unique sound from listening to these genres.
He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.
His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut. In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artiste. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AAMA) and was nominated for a Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He was awarded the African Artist of the year at the 2020 VGMA’s.
In 2020, his album Twice as Tall was nominated for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian with back-to-back nominations at the Grammys. Fast forward to 2021, his 2020 project “Twice As Tall” won the Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Award and just recently he premiered his newest studio album “Love, Damini”.