Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, also known for his famous stage name “Burna Boy,” is a Nigerian singer, rapper, songwriter, and dancer. The King of Afropop was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Burna Boy is a living legend who has given hits and is well known worldwide for his heavy yet melodic voice. Burna Boy won the 2019 BET Awards, Album Of The Year 2019 at All Africa Music Awards, and has been nominated back to back for the Grammy’s. The list goes on, and allow us to inform you everything we know about Africa’s very own pop king, “Burna Boy.”
Burna Boy Career Details
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu is a Nigerian dancehall/afro-fusion sensation born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The most renowned African artist of the current generation is known for his hits in the music industry and gained popularity worldwide by winning significant awards and collaborations with the same world’s most famous artist. Burma studied in Agbara at Corona Secondary School and graduated in Media Technology from the University Of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Burna Boy has tasted success with his extensive music career. In 2013, Burna dropped his first-ever mixtape “Burn Identity” in 2011 and, later on in 2013, dropped his debut studio album “L.I.F.E,” which sold over 40,000 copies on release day. The album featured major hits like “Yawa Dey,” “Run My Race,” “Always Love You,” and “Tonight.” L.I.F.E was produced by Leriq and had featured some prominent names from the music industry like “Idibia,” “WizKid,” “M.I,” “Timaya,” and “Olamide.” This album was inspired by works from “Bob Marley,” “Fela Kuti,” and “Sunny Ade.” “L.I.F.E” went all the way to number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart.
Burna Boy parted ways with Aristokrat Records and founded his own record “Spaceship Entertainment” in 2015. The same year after creating his record, Burna dropped his second super-hit album, “On A Spaceship,” serving as the follow-up to his EP “Redemption,” released in 2016.
In 2018, Burna Boy amazed the world with his music; it was this year when Burna Boy got worldwide recognition, and all the clubs were at the heart of his music. On 26th January 2018, Burna dropped his third studio album, “Outside” it was a composition of afrobeat, dancehall, and reggae. The most streamed track of the album was “Ye” with five other hit singles, “Koni Baje,” “Streets Of Africa,” “Sekkle Down,” “Heavens Gate,” and “Rock Your Body.” The album was ranked as the best Nigerian album by Nigerian Entertainment Today and Pulse Nigeria. In 2019, Burna Boy was listed for the best international act at the 2019 BET Awards. In a collaborative project with DJDS, Burna Boy released an EP with four tracks named “Steel And Copper,” the EP had mixed elements of dancehall, reggae, trap, and Afropop.
Burna Boy’s album “Twice As Tall,” produced by Diddy and Mama Burna, became the first album that topped all the charts and made a debut on Billboard World Album Chart. Burna Boy is featured in various tracks with some of the most renowned names like Justin Beiber, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Dave, and Stormzy.
Historically Burna Boy became the first artiste who scored a hat-trick of being nominated for BET awards in 2019,2020 and 2021.
Burna Boy Luxuries And Lifestyle
The “Twice As Tall” artist owns a luxurious mansion with 8 bedrooms in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. Burna Boy also owns a house in the highbrow area of Beverly Hills, CA, USA.
Burna has a special for cars in his heart, the whips that he owns are
- Bentley Continental GT
- Rolls-Royce Dawn (Convertible)
- Mercedes-Benz G Wagon
- Lexus SC 430
- Ferrari 485 Italia
- Ford Edge Sport
Burna Boy enjoys all the fruits that come with his hard-earned successful life. With all the awards and big projects in his bag, saying Burna Boy is not that successful would be an understatement.