Burna Boy Shocking Biography, Age, Music, Relationship, Net Worth

Burna Boy Shocking Biography, Age, Music, Relationship, Net Worth


Name; Burna Boy
Birth name: Damini Ogulu
Born 2 July 1991 (age 28)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Genres Afro-fusion
Occupation(s) : Singer and songwriter
Instruments vocals
Years active 2010–present
Spaceship, Bad Habit, Atlantic, Warner Music
Associated acts Leriq
Website onaspaceship.com

Who is Burna Boy?

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on July 2, 1991, known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He achieved fame in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).

Burna Boy Biography

Burna Boy Biography

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 the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2019 and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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Music Career

2012–2015: L.I.F.E and On a Spaceship

Aristokrat Records released Burna Boy’s debut studio album L.I.F.E on August 12, 2013. It serves as the follow-up to his second mixtape, Burn Identity (2011). L.I.F.E sold 40,000 copies on the first day of its release. Aristokrat Records later sold the album’s marketing rights to Uba Pacific for ₦10 million. The release of the album was preceded by five singles: “Like to Party”, “Tonight”, “Always Love You”, “Run My Race” and “Yawa Dey”.

Produced entirely by Leriq, L.I.F.E features guest appearances from 2face Idibia, M.I, Timaya, Olamide, Reminisce and Wizkid. Nigeria Entertainment Today ranked the album 10th on their list of the 12th best albums of 2013. The music of L.I.F.E draws heavily from the music of Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Bob Marley.

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, who applauded its versatile production. 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.

In 2014, Burna Boy split from Aristokrat records. In 2015, he created his own record label called Spaceship Entertainment.

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He released his second album On a Spaceship on 25 November 2015. In September 2016, he released the 7-track EP Redemption, with the lead single “Pree Me” debuting on Noisey.

Burna Boy and Mother

Burna Boy and Mother

Outside and African Giant

In January 2018, Burna Boy was featured on “Sunshine Riptide”, a track from Fall Out Boy’s Grammy-nominated seventh studio album, MANIA (2018). He released his third studio album Outside on January 26, 2018. Described as a mixtape by the singer, Outside consists mostly of Afrobeats, dancehall, reggae and road rap.

African Giant Album

African Giant Album

Burna Boy at Cool FM

It features guest vocals from English musicians J Hus, Lily Allen and Mabel. Outside was supported by six singles: “Rock Your Body”, “Streets of Africa”, “Koni Baje”, “Sekkle Down”, “Heaven’s Gate” and “Ye”. Its production was handled by Leriq, Baba Stiltz, Jae 5, Juls, Chopstix, Steel Banglez, Fred Gibson, Phantom and FTSE. The album received critical acclaim and was ranked by Pulse Nigeria and Nigerian Entertainment Today as the best Nigerian album of 2018.

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It won Album of the Year at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In February 2018, Outside debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. The album’s biggest single “Ye” ended up atop most Nigerian publications year-end list as the biggest song of 2018.


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“On the low” went Gold in France 🇫🇷 without any radio push or promo. Love every single one of you that streamed it over 15m times, it’s still #FOOTONNECK2020 – – 📸 @sanaabstrakt_art

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On 7 October 2018, Burna Boy 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 9 October 2018, Burna Boy 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.

On 3 January 2019, he was announced alongside Mr Eazi as one of the artists performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, including African Artiste of the Year, Listener’s Choice and Best Male MVP.


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Own it video out now!! ⛈ ☔️

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On 21 March 2019, Burna Boy released a 4-track collaborative EP with Los Angeles-based electronic duo DJDS, titled Steel & Copper.

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Burna Boy’s fourth studio album African Giant was released on July 26, 2019. It has been supported by five singles: “Gbona”, “On the Low”, Killin Dem”, “Dangote” and “Anybody”, a cover of Angelique Kidjo’s song “We We”. He began recording the album in 2018.

He told Billboard magazine that the album is his most personal yet. He first revealed plans to release the album in April 2019, and held a private listening session in Los Angeles. Photos and videos from the listening session were shared on social media. African Giant was initially announced as a 16-track album.

In order to promote the album, Burna Boy will headline the African Giant Returns tour, the second leg of his African Giant tour.

On June 24, 2019, Burna Boy won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards. In July 2019, Burna Boy was announced as Apple Music’s Up Next artist. His inclusion into the program was accompanied by a Beats 1 interview with Julie Adenuga and a short documentary.

Burna Boy Relationship

Burna Boy’s is in relationship with Stefflon don. He went all out to spoil his new love interest, Stefflon Don with an amazing Valentine’s day surprise. An obviously thrilled and excited Stefflon Don took to her Instagram page on Thursday, February 14, 2019, where she posted a series of videos from her Valentine’s Day surprises.

Stefflon Don And Burna Boy

Stefflon Don And Burna Boy

Burna Boy Net worth

The Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer Burna Boy’s estimated net worth is $22 million, a fortune that he has amassed in a matter of few years with his immense talent. He is considered to be one of the richest Nigerian musicians that the world has seen in the recent past.

Come get your Burna Bills ????

Burna Boy Bank

Burna Boy Bank

Pull up to our @burnaboy ATM at Lovers Rock in Brooklyn. The #BurnaBank is open for business until August 18.

He also launched his own ATM with burna notes in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Burna Boy Music

Year Title Album Producer
2011 “Shobeedo” (Freestyle) Non-album single
2012 “Like to Party” L.I.F.E Leriq
2013 “Run My Race”
“Yawa Dey”
“Celebrate” Non-album single GospelOnDeBeatz
“Won Da Mo” (featuring D’banj) DeeVee
2014 “Rockstar” Leriq
“Don Gorgon” Spellz
“Check and Balance”
2015 “Soke” On a Spaceship Orbeat
“The Realest” Simba Tagz
“Rizzla” J Fem
2016 “Pree Me” Redemption Leriq
“Mandem Anthem” Non-album single Fresh
2017 “Hallelujah” Killbeatz
“Rock Your Body” Outside Juls
“Streets of Africa” Leriq
“Koni Baje” P2J
“Sekkle Down” Jae5
2018 “Heaven’s Gate” (featuring Lily Allen) Fred Gibson
“Ye” Phantom
“On the Low” African Giant Kel P
“Killin Dem” (featuring Zlatan)
2019 “Dangote”
“Anybody” P2J
“Pull Up” Kel P
“Money Play” Non-album single Mr. Kleb
2020 “Odogwu” Kel P

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