Daniel Benson (born May 19, 1997) popularly known as Buju, is a Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter. He rose to fame with the release of the remix to his single “Lenu” featuring Burna Boy. He became a sensation online for his vocals on Ladipoe’s single “Feeling”.
|Birth Name:||Daniel Benson|
|Birth Date:||May 19, 1997|
|Birth Place:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Akwa Ibom State|
|Record Labels:||Spaceship Records|
Buju was born on May 19, 1997 in Lagos and originally hails from Akwa Ibom State part of Nigeria.
He grew up in Gbagada area of Lagos before his family moved to Ogun State.
He lost his mother to cancer and that had encouraged him to work harder and achieve his dreams.
The aspiring music star developed passion for music at a very early age. He had adopted the name Drizzle while in Junior secondary school before he later changed it to Buju.
He was inspired with music influences from the likes of Burna Boy, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, J Hus and so on.
He came through with his first single titled “Catch a Vibe” in February 2016 and this was also followed up with another record titled “A Day in Lagos”.
He got signed to Spaceship records on April 16, 2020, a record label which is already a home to the Afro-beat Nigerian music star, Burna Boy.
He gained more exposure after the remix of his single “Lenu” alongside Burna Boy.
The talented singer also released his EP, “To Your Ears”, in 2019.
He got more exposure for featuring on Ladipoe’s single “Feeling”.
Ever since Buju rose to fame, he has released lots of hit singles and collaborated with top artist like Amaarae and Blaqbonez. His song “Outside” has received massive airplay across the globe.
Awards & Nominations
Buju won the Rookie award at the City People Entertainment Awards (2020). He was nominated for the Revelation of the Year at the Headies 2020.
Buju is a talented Nigerian music act with an estimated net worth of $200,000.
Social Media Profile
- Twitter: @bujutoyourears
- Instagram: @bujutoyourears
- Soundcloud: @bujutoyourears