This is the best article on the internet that gives you Burna Boy Biography. In this biographical piece, we cover Burna Boy’s real name, age, net worth, award, family and more.
Who is Burna Boy? Real Name, Background
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, aka Burna Boy, is a Nigerian Singer and song writer, born in 2nd July 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. His Dad was a Wielder and managed a wielding firm, while his mum was a translator. He grew up in Southern Nigeria and began making beats at an early age using fruity loops.
Burna Boy’s Education:
Burna Boy attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara before moving to London to further his Education.
Burna Boy’s Music career
Burna Boy started showing interest in music at an early age and in 2012 at just 21 years old he started his music career and in August of the following year he released his debut Album L.I.F.E which is a follow up of his burn identity.
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It was a huge success at that point in his career as he sold 40,000 thousand copies on its first day. The album’s release was preceded by five singles: “Like to Party”, “Tonight”, “Always Love You”, “Run My Race and yawa dey.
The album’s music draws heavily from the music of Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Bob Marley. It received generally positive reviews from music critics, who applauded its 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 February 2015, he founded the record label Spaceship Entertainment eight months after parting ways with Aristocrat Records. Burna Boy released his second album on a Spaceship on 25 November 2015. His 7-track debut EP Redemption was released in September 2016; its lead single
He released an album titled outside which features mostly of Afrobeats, dancehall, reggae and road rap. It was ranked by Pulse Nigeria and Nigerian Entertainment Today as the best Nigerian album of 2018. And it’s hit single was considered the best song of 2018.
He has album’s such as Steel and Cooper and African Giants. African Giant was initially announced as a 16-track album. In order to promote the album, Burna Boy headlined the African Giant Returns tour, the second leg of his African Giant tour. Burna 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”.
Burna Boy just released another album (2020) titled, “Twice As Tall”. Listen to the songs here.
Relationship status: who is Burna Boy’s Girlfriend?
Burna Boy has not shyied away from his relationship status,he has come out openly to disclose he is in a relationship with London Rapper, Stefflon Don.
Burna Boy’s Net worth
Burna Boy is one of the top singers in Nigeria and has accumulated a huge sum of money amounting to 3.5 million dollars.
Awards and nominations of Burna Boy
Burna Boy has been nominated for different awards in the different categories and the include:
- BET award for Best International Act 2020
- MTV Africa music award for video of the year 2014, Run my race
- Headies award for artiste of the year 2019
- MTV Europe music award for best African act of the year 2019
- Headies award for best collaboration of the year 2019 Killin Dem
- MTV Africa music award for best collaboration in partner with Absolute 2015 all eyes on me
- Headies award for song of the year Ye 2019
- The future award Africa Nigeria prize for music 2019
- The future award Africa Nigeria prize for Young person of the year.
Wrapping up Burna Boy Biography
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