Burna Boy

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Full Name Burna Boy
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name Burna Boy
Gender Male
Famous As Singer and Songwriter
Birth Date July 23rd, 1991
Birth Place Edo State

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About Burna Boy; Singer and Songwriter

Born on 23rd July 1991, with the birth name/real name of "Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex", he is professionally known as "Burna Boy". Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer as well as a songwriter by profession who rose to fame in 2012 after releasing "Like to Party", the lead single from his debut studio album "L.I.F.E" (2013). He also signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally in the year 2017. With his hard work, his third studio album "Outside" marked his major-label debut. He also won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist. His fourth studio album "African Giant" was released in July 2019 which won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was also nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. In April 2020, Burna Boy performed in the "One World: Together at Home" special. Burna Boy wins the 2020 BET Best International Act Award. Along with Burna Boy, the other winners include Innoss'B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (S. Africa), Dave (U.K.), Stormzy (U.K.), Ninho (France), S.Pri Noir (France). Additionally, he teases future music with girlfriend Stefflon Don: 'She's the boss'. Burna Boy was born in Edo State, Nigeria; his birthplace/hometown. He grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops. He is Nigerian by nationality and his ethnicity is Nigerian-Black. His race is Black. As per his education, he attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara and relocated to London to further his studies. He was born to his parents; Samuel Ogulu (father) and Bose Ogulu (mother). Additionally, he has two siblings; Jesse Ogulu (Twin Brother), Nissi Ogulu (Sister). His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti. His zodiac sign is Cancer. As of 2019, he celebrated his 28th birthday. Scroll down to know more information regarding his singing career, personal life, girlfriend, net worth, cars, house, birthday, age, wiki, facts, height, famous for, family details, concert, tour, grammy, and more. 

Burna Boy, a famous singer and songwriter

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Burna Boy's Singing Career

  • His debut studio album "L.I.F.E" was released on 12th August 2013, serving as the follow-up to his second mixtape "Burn Identity" (2011). The album was produced entirely by Leriq and features guest artists such as 2face Idibia, M.I, Timaya, Olamide, Reminisce, and Wizkid.
  • It was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In August 2013, L.I.F.E peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart.
  • The album sold 40,000 copies on the first day of its release. Aristokrat Records later sold its marketing rights to Uba Pacific for ₦10 million.
  • The album's singles are "Like to Party", "Tonight", "Always Love You", "Run My Race" and "Yawa Dey".
  • Nigeria Entertainment Today ranked the album 10th on its list of the 12th Best Albums of 2013.
  • He split from Aristokrat records in 2014 and he founded the record label Spaceship Entertainment eight months after parting ways with Aristocrat Records in February 2015. 
  • He released his second album "On a Spaceship" on 25th November 2015. 
  • His 7-track debut EP "Redemption" was released in September 2016; its lead single "Pree Me" debuted on Noisey.
  • He was featured on "Sunshine Riptide", a track from Fall Out Boy's seventh studio album MANIA (2018) in January 2018. 
  • On 26th January 2018, he released his third studio album "Outside" which consists mostly of Afrobeats, dancehall, reggae, and road rap. 
  • The album was supported by six singles: "Rock Your Body", "Streets of Africa", "Koni Baje", "Sekkle Down", "Heaven's Gate" and "Ye". 
  • The album received positive critical acclaim and was ranked by Pulse Nigeria and Nigerian Entertainment Today as the best Nigerian album of 2018.
  • It also won Album of the Year at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. 
  • On 7th October 2018, he performed before a sold-out crowd at London's O2 Academy Brixton.
  • A day prior to the show, he held a pop-up event at Red by Little Farm and sold limited boxes of his Space Puffs cereal, as well as custom notepads, lighters, and graphic tee-shirts. 
  • On 9th October 2018, he was announced as one of Spotify's New Afro Hub Takeover Artist. The announcement coincided with him being named YouTube's Artist on the Rise for 3 months.
  • He was announced alongside Mr. Eazi as one of the artists performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on 3rd January 2019. 
  • On 21st March 2019, he released a 4-track collaborative EP with Los Angeles-based electronic duo DJDS, titled Steel & Copper. 
  • It blends his upbeat melodies with DJDS' slinky trap beats.
  • Steel & Copper combines elements of dancehall and reggae music with Afropop and trap.
  • He recorded "Ja Ara E" (Yoruba: "wise up" or "use your head") for Beyonce's "The Lion King: The Gift" and was the only guest artist with their own track on the soundtrack album.
  • His fourth studio album African Giant was released on 26th July 2019 which has been supported by six singles: "Gbona", "On the Low", Killin Dem", "Dangote", "Anybody" and "Pull Up". 
  • He recorded "My Money, My Baby", a track that appeared on Queen & Slim's soundtrack album.
  • Described as an "Afrobeat-tinged track", "My Money, My Baby" contains a sample of Fela Kuti's 1972 song "Shakara".
  • He performed in the "One World: Together at Home" special in April 2020. 

Burna Boy with Award

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Burna Boy's Awards and Achievements

He has won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, including African Artiste of the Year, Listener's Choice, and Best Male MVP. He even won the Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards on 24th June 2019. Additionally, he was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist in June 2019. Besides this, he has won Best Pop by South Music Awards in 2013, Best New Act of the Year by Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013, Nigeria Entertainment Awards " Best Album of the Year" in 2014, and more. 

Burna Boy's Albums, Mixtapes and EP's

Albums

  • L.I.F.E (2013)
  • On a Spaceship (2015)
  • Outside (2018)
  • African Giant (2019)

Mixtapes

  • Burn Notice (2011)
  • Burn Identity (2011)

EPs

  • Redemption (2016)
  • Steel & Copper (with DJDS) (2019)

Burna Boy is DATING Stefflon Don 

Burna Boy is not married yet and he is still to get married. But he is not single as well. At present, he is in a relationship. He is dating his beautiful girlfriend; Stefflon Don since 2019. Recently, Stefflon Don celebrates 1st anniversary with Burna Boy. The London born rapper took to her Instagram stories on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, where she shared a video of Burna Boy and herself kissing. She went on to caption the video with a reminder that they have been together for a year. "Today marks one year exactly! Cheers to 100 more my sweetie cakes," Stefflon wrote. Stefflon Don is an English rapper, singer, and songwriter who came to prominence with the release of her track Hurtin' Me that featured well-known rapper French Montana. She was 17 years old when she had her first child. Stefflon spoke about her story during an interview with Evening Standard in April 2018. As of now, the duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay at all. 

Burna Boy with his girlfriend, Stefflon Don

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Burna Boy's Net Worth 2020

Burna Boy is a Nigerian Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter. Burna Boy has accumulated a huge amount of money from his singing career. He has an estimated net worth of $4 Million as of 2020 which is approximately NGN 1.5 Billion. His major source of wealth is from singing career and he is satisfied with his earnings. As per his cars, he has Mercedes Benz G Wagon, Lexus SC 430, Bentley Continental GT, and many more. He also owns a house in the highbrow area of Beverly Hills in the USA which is designed with a swimming pool. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.