Burna Boy Bio, Career, Music, Grammy, Age, Education, Family and Net Worth
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- What does Burna Boy do for a living?
- Who are Burna Boy’s parents and siblings?
- What are Burna Boy’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Burna Boy married or does he have a girlfriend?
- Does Burna Boy have any children?
- Where is Burna Boy now?
- How tall is Burna Boy?
- How much money does Burna Boy earn?
- What is Burna Boy’s net worth?
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Who Is Burna Boy?
Burna Boy ( Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper, and dancer. Burna is one of the most successful African artists.
He gained prominence in 2012 after he released ” Like to Party “. Moreover, the song was the lead single in the studio album dubbed Life in 2013. In addition, in 2017, he was signed with Bad Habit/ Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.
Outside was his third studio album which marked his major-label debut. As a result of his hard-working 2019, he won the Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards. Soon after winning the award, he was confirmed as Apple Music Up Next artist. In July 2019 he released his fourth album title African Giant. Moreover, the album won All African Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
In 2020 he released his fifth album titled Twice as Tall which was nominated for the same category at the Grammys. In addition, in 2021, he won the award for the Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
In 2013, he released his debut studio album titled L.I.F.E. The album was serving as the follow-up to his second mixtape Burn Identity in 2011. The album managed to sell over 40, 000 copies on the day of its release. Moreover, the album was then preceded by Five singles including Like to Party, Tonight, Always Love You, Run My Race, and Yawa Dey. The album featured different guest artists such as M.I, Timaya, Olamide, 2face Idibia, Reminance, and Wizkid.
The album was ranked number 10 on its list of the 12th Best Albums of 2013. In addition, most of his songs on the album draw a lot from the music o Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and Bob Marley. It received generally positive reviews from music critics, who applauded its production. The album was then nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. As of August 2013, the Album had already peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
In 2015, he founded his own record label Spaceship Entertainment. This was eight-month after he part ways with Aristocrat Records. He then released his second album under his new album On a Spaceship on 25 November 2015. Moreover, one year later he released his 7-track debut EP Redemption in September 2016.
How Old Is Burna Boy?
He was born on 2nd July 1991 and currently, he is 30 years old.
Burna Boy Family
Who are His Burna’s Parents?
He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to Bose Ogulu and Samuel Ogulu. His father managed a welding company while his mother worked as a translator. In addition, his grandfather was managing the famous Fela Kuti. Moreover, he recruited his mother as his manager.
Does He Have Siblings?
He has a sister who is also his stylist.
Burna Boy Education
He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara (Ogun State). After that, he relocated to London to further his studies. He later studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex.
Burna Boy Girlfriend
Currently, he is in a relationship with a London Based Dancehall artist by the name of Stefflon Don. The two have been dating since 2018, moreover, the two met in Ghana. According to Stefflon, she missed a flight back home, and instead, she attended Burna Boy show, where he was performing that day.
Burna Boy Kids
He has no kids yet
2018 O2 Academy Brixton Performance
In January 2018, he was featured on “Sunshine Riptide”, a track from Fall Out Boy’s Seventh studio album MANIA in 2018. He then released his third album titled Outside on 26th January 2018. The album was described as a mixtape. The album mostly consisted of Afrobeatsm Dancehall, Reggae, and Road rap. In addition, the album also featured guests such as guest vocals from English musicians J Hus, Lily Allen, and Mabel.
Outside has six main songs including Koni, Baje, Sekkle Down, Heaven’s Gate, and Ye. The album was handled by Leriq, Baba Stiltz, Jae 5, Juls, Chopstix, and others. The album was well received and was ranked by Pulse Nigeria and Nigerian Entertainment Today as the best Nigerian album of 2018. the album debuted at number 3 on Billboard Reggae Album’s biggest single ” Ye” became the biggest song of 2018.
On 7 October 2018, he sold out the crowd at Landon’s O2 Academy Brixton. He staged a pop-up event at Red by Little Farm the day before the performance. Where he was selling limited boxes of his Space Puffs cereal, as well as unique notepads, lighters, and graphic tee-shirts. Burna Boy was named one of Spotify’s New Afro Hub Takeover Artists on October 9, 2018. Furthermore, the announcement led to him, being named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise for 3 months.
Steel & Copper, African Giant and Twice as Tall
On January 3, 2019, he and Mr. Eazi were confirmed as performers at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. In addition, at the Soundcity MVP Prizes Festival, he received four awards, including African Artiste of the Year, Listener’s Choice, and Best Male MVP.
Steel & Copper is a four-track collaboration EP released by Burna Boy and Los Angeles-based electronic duo DJDS on March 21, 2019. Moreover, it combines the cheerful melodies of Burna Boy with the slinky trap sounds of DJDS. Steel & Copper fuses dancehall and reggae music with Afropop and trap.
Burna Boy won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards on June 24, 2019. After that, Burna Boy was named an Apple Music Up Next artist in July 2019. His appearance on the show was preceded by a Beats 1 interview with Julie Adenuga and a short documentary.
For Beyonce’s Lion King Album he recorded ” Jara Ara E”. In addition, he was the only guest artist with their own track on the soundtrack album.
African Giant was his fourth studio album. It was released on July 26, 2019. Moreover, six singles had already been released in promotion of the album: “Gbona,” “On the Low,” “Killin Dem,” “Dangote,” “Anybody,” and “Pull Up.” In 2018, he began recording the album. According to Billboard, the album is his most personal to date.
He originally announced his plans for the album’s release in April 2019 and hosted a private listening session in Los Angeles. Social media users posted photos and videos from the listening session. in addition, African Giant was originally planned to be a 16-track album. Burna Boy headlined the African Giant Returns tour, the second part of his African Giant tour, to promote the record.
Twice as Tall
Twice as Tall was his fifth studio album. It was released on August 14, 2020, and was executive produced by Diddy and Mama Burna Bose Ogulu. His highest-charting endeavor, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
Moreover, Burna Boy’s album ‘Twice As Tall’ was nominated in the World Music Album category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on November 24, 2020, with Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tinariwen. This is the singer’s second year in a row receiving a nomination in this category. This time is his second time to receive the nomination he eventually won the category.
Burna Boy Height
He stands at 6ft 1inc and weighs 84 kgs.
Burna Boy Net Worth
Being of the artist doing well in Africa his net worth is estimated to be around $17 million and counting.