- Real Name: Damini Ogulu
- Stage Name: Burna Boy
- Date of birth: 2 July 1991 (Age 26)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State Of Origin: Ahoada, Rivers
- Genres: Afrobeat, Raggae, dancehall
- Occupations: Singer, Song writer, performer
Born Damini Ogulu better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian reggae dance-hall sensational singer who was born on 2 July 1991.
The singer who grew up in Ahaoda, Rivers state part of Nigeria, later relocated to Lagos state where he had picked up his music career.
The reggae artist who also rose to prominence with his hit song “Like to party” was also known for his swags, his unique voice and his stylish hair cut.
Burna Boy attended the Montessori international school and later completed his secondary education at Corona, Agbara, Lagos, after which he flee to UK to further his education.
The singer who got inspiration from his grand father and manager of afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, came to limelight with the song “Like to party” which was accompanied with a video directed by Adasa Cookey for Squareball Media.
Later on he dropped another single titled “Tonight” which was also given a befitting visuals to express his feelings.
He also has some other hit singles like “Check and Balance”, “Run My Race”, “Yawa Dey”, “Celebrate, “Won Da Mo” featuring D’Banj.
Burna Boy who seems like a forgotten one as he was away from the music scene for a quite a while, came back in 2017 with a full force while dropping hits back to back from Ye to Gbona and On a Low.
Net Worth And Endorsements
The reggae sensation who have taste for exotic cars, owns a Range Rover Sport and G-class Mercedes benz worth over N17 million naira and N20 million naira respectively.
He signed a multi-million deal with the Nigerian Telecommunication giant, Globacom worth over N1.3 million naira and also signed a deal with Mortell Cognac in 2016.
Burna Boy is one of the most influential Nigerian singer with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Awards And Nominations
For the singer’s effort, he has some nominations and won several awards which includes:
- Best New Act of the year in 2013 Nigerian entertainment awards
- Nominated for Next rated in 2013 Headies awards
- Best Pop act in 2013 South South music awards
- Best New Act in MTV Africa Music awards
- African Artiste of the Year At Soundcity Awards 2018
- Song of the Year at Soundcity Awards 2018
- Best Male MVP at Soundcity Awards 2018
- Listener’s Choice at Soundcity Awards 2018
In 2014, he was nominated for four categories of awards at the Headies which includes; Best R&B single (Don Gordon), Best R&B pop album, hip hop world revelation of the year.
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In 2015, he won the best album of the year (L.I.F.E. – Leaving an impact for eternity) and best pop artist of the year at the Nigerian entertainment awards.
You can get to contact Burna boy on instagram @burnaboygram, @twitter @burnaboy.