Burna Boy’s Biography: Sho Madjozi Feud, Age, Education, Relationship, Career, Awards and Nominations, Brand Endorsements, Cars, Net Worth - Updated, 30th June 2020

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Burna Boy is a versatile musician who has struck the globe with his musical genius and when he released Ye, he became everybody's favourite. 

He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing "Like to Party", the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E which he released in 2013. 

Here's how Burna Boy rose to fame.

Burna Boy & Sho Madjozi Feud

Burna Boy clapped back at Sho Madjozi's claims he is jealous of her or trying to dull her shine....

This is after the SA singer put Burna Boy on blast on Twitter for 'removing' a remix of the song Own It on which he features alongside UK stars Ed Sheeran and Stormzy.

Sho claimed that after both her and Burna were announced as nominees in the category of Best International Act at the BET Awards for the song 'Own It' which mysteriously disappeared off streaming services.

But following her rant, Burna has now responded, claiming Sho's beliefs couldn't be any from the truth.

The Naija star claimed the real reason the song 'disappeared' was because the remix featuring Sho was NOT cleared by the music label and had been flagged as such.

He also took a swipe back at Sho for making their professional business public knowledge (and creating unnecessary drama) by adding; "Nothing to do with me personally or any award. Always best to reach out professionally. Congrats on BET’s!".

Sho wasn't having it though and clapped back again, clearly on a mission to make Burna look like the bad guy...

It seems Sho Madjozi is not letting this go

Burna Boy Age

Burna Boy was born Damini Ogulu in Lagos in 1991 on the 2nd of July. The musician is 28 years old.

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Burna Boy Early Life

Burna Boy was born in Port Harcourt to Bosede and Samuel Ogulu. 

He is originally from Ahoada, a small town in Rivers State in the Southern part of Nigeria. He is the only son of his parents  being the eldest of three siblings consisting of girls only. Burna Boy comes from a family who appreciated music but prioritized education.

He spent most of his summer holidays in the United Kingdom and in language immersion summer camps in France, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire, before finally moving to the United Kingdom where he picked up the Brixton Patois accent which has become his signature move.

After that, he did a one-year internship with Rhythm 93.7 FM in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the south of the country, before signing a record deal contract with Aristocrat records.

Burna Boy Education

Damini started his studies at Montessori International Primary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he obtained his certificate in 2002.

Burna Boy continued his studies at Corona Secondary School in Lagos. where he obtained his West Africa School Certificate, which showed he was eligible to further his studies at Tertiary level. 

During his time at Corona Secondary, Burna Boy formed a band named Def Code. Burna Boy led the group and as emerging artists, they performed at Corona School's 50th anniversary making history by selling out the event.

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Burna Boy went to further his studies in Europe, at Media Technology at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.  He studied Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.

As time went by, Burna Boy’s interests were not leaning towards what he was studying and in 2009 he dropped out. 

Burna Boy Relationship

Burna boy and girlfriend Stefflon Don have said to be dating for over a year. Stefflon Don is a British rapper, who has a smash hit single with over 123 million views on YouTube. Burna Boy's girlfriend, Stefflon Don had a baby at the age of 17 and they are now raising the baby together.

Burna Boy Career 

Burna Boy developed his interest in music at the age of 10 when his classmate blessed him with a pirated copy of the FruityLoops, a production software. 

It was then he learned how to create musical beats and musical chords through an old computer which was compatible with the production software. 

After returning to Nigeria after he dropped out of his studies, the 19 year old  traveled to the Southern Region of the country to meet a friend who was also a producer and had studio space.
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Burna Boy resided at his friend's place for a while as he started creating beats intertwining it with his native music. He grew up listening to mostly the  American such as DMX. 

He later developed his love for dancehall and reggae music that his father used to listen to. As time went by, he developed his love for Afro-Beat music which was his grandfather's favourite - Burna Boy’s grandfather was the first person to manage Fela Kuti. 

Following that, Ogulu started creating different genres that would make his sound unique from everyone else.

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Burna started his musical career in 2010 and rose to the mainstream in 2012 after releasing his smash album L.I.F.E (Living Impact For Eternity) in 2013, which had the song - Like To Party. 

Burna Boy -  after calling it quits with Aristocrat records - decided to start his own musical record label called Spaceship Entertainment. He released his second studio album under his own record label, on the 25th of November 2015. 

A year later, he released a 7-track E.P titled Redemption with the popularly known single, Pree Medebuting on Noisey.

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Burna Boy is currently signed to Atlantic Music. This was when he saw his global breakthrough as he was featured on a smash hit Sunshine Riptide. He later released his studio album - Outside, in 2018. 

The album debuted at number three on Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart, in the year of its release. The album’s biggest single “Ye” ended up on the top of most end-of-year lists throughout the world, and just that like that, Burna was on everyone’s playlists. 

Burna Boy himself ended the year as Nigeria’s biggest artist of 2018 and his music was played throughout Africa.

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Burna boy was recognized by YouTube as  Artist on The Rise and the following year, he was named alongside Mr Eazi  as be one of the artists who were going to perform at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. 

Burna released his fourth studio album, African Giant - on the 26th of July in 2019 which is considered one of the best albums to come out of Africa in that year. With the release of this album, African Giant, Burna Boy has took the claim as one of the biggest stars on the global music scene.

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African Giant was supported by six singles: "Gbona", "On the Low", Killin Dem", "Dangote", "Anybody" and "Pull Up". and it has received over 15 million streams. 

The tour for the album featured live concerts across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Burna has worked with some of the most well-known superstar’s in Nigeria and International artists such as AKA, 2baba, Sarkodie, Phyno, Flavor, Dbanj, and Wizkid, Zlatan amongst others. 

Burna Boy Awards

Burna Boy is decorated with many awards but he escalated towards winning more awards after his third studio album in 2018.

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He joined the likes of Davido, Wizkid, Phyno and Olamide by taking away four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards ceremony.

Here are some of his notable awards:

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Best New Act of the Year (Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2013)

Best Pop (South Music Awards 2013)

Best New Act (MTV Africa Music Awards 2014)

Best Album of the Year (Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014)

Song of the Year (Soundcity MVP Awards Festival 2019)

Also read: Richest singers & musicians in Naija

Brand Endorsements

Burna Boy was revealed as the brand ambassador for Martell Conga, joining the likes of M.I to be their representative. The deal was reportedly worth a million dollars  but the official numbers were not communicated.

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The musician was later signed by the telecommunications giant Globacom but he was later dropped due to Bad Public Conduct. 

He signed yet another deal with Universal Music Publishing Group in 2018

The following year, Burna had yet another new endorsement deal with Star Lager Beer, one of the reputable brewery brands in Nigeria.

He is a brand magnet due to his third studio album which brought his name up charts. 

Burna Boy Cars

Burna Boy is a lover of expensive toys. He owns a Range Rover Sport, Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and he drivers a Royce Rolls and owns a Ferrari.

Burna Boy Net Worth

Burna boy is estimated to be worth over $3.5 millions. He accumulates enough for himself to own property in the United States, United Kingdon and in Nigeria.

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