Burna Boy is a multi-talented musician who has wowed audiences all around the world with his musical prowess, and when he released Ye, he became everyone's favorite.
He became famous in 2012 after releasing the lead track "Like to Party" from his debut studio album L.I.F.E, which he released in 2013.
Here's how Burna Boy got his start in the music industry.
Burna Boy & Sho Madjozi Feud
Burna Boy retorted to Sho Madjozi's assertions that he is envious of her or attempting to dim her radiance....
This comes after the South African musician blasted Burna Boy on Twitter for'removing' a remix of the song Own It, on which he appears alongside Ed Sheeran and Stormzy from the United Kingdom.
Sho made the claim after both she and Burna were named as nominees for the BET Awards in the category of Best International Act for the song "Own It," which unexpectedly vanished from streaming services.
Burna has now responded to Sho's rant, alleging that her opinions could not be further from the reality.
The true reason for the song's 'disappearance', according to the Naija singer, is that the remix featuring Sho was not cleared by the music company and had been reported as such.
He further retaliated at Sho for making their professional business public (and causing unnecessary drama) by adding: "It has nothing to do with me or any award. It's always advisable to seek out to someone on a professional level. Congratulations on the BET Awards! "..
Sho, on the other hand, was having none of it and clapped back, apparently determined to make Burna look like the bad person...
Sho Madjozi did not appear to be giving up.
Burna Boy Age
Burna Boy was born Damini Ogulu on July 2, 1991, in Lagos, Nigeria. The musician is in his thirties.
Burna Boy Early Life
Burna Boy is the son of Bosede and Samuel Ogulu, and was born in Port Harcourt.
He is from Ahoada, a small village in Rivers State, Nigeria's southernmost state. He is the eldest of three siblings, all of whom are females, and he is his parents' only son. Burna Boy grew up in a home that valued music but put education first.
He spent most of his summer vacations in the United Kingdom and in language immersion summer camps in France, Togo, and Cote d'Ivoire before settling in the United Kingdom, where he developed his signature Brixton Patois accent.
After that, he worked for a year as an intern at Rhythm 93.7 FM in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in the south of the country, before securing a record deal with Aristocrat Records.
Burna Boy Education
Damini began his education at the Montessori International Primary School in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he graduated in 2002 with a degree.
Burna Boy resumed his education at Corona Secondary School in Lagos, where he earned his West African School Certificate, indicating that he was qualified to pursue higher education.
He started the band Def Code while attending Corona Secondary School. The trio was fronted by Burna Boy, and as budding performers, they performed at Corona School's 50th anniversary, selling out the event and making history.
Young Burna Boy continued his education in Europe, at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, where he studied Media Technology. He went to Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom to study Media Communications and Culture.
Burna Boy's interests shifted away from what he was studying over time, and he dropped out in 2009.
Burna Boy Relationship
Burna Boy and his girlfriend Stefflon Don have been dating for a while, according to reports. Stefflon Don is a British rapper with a huge hit single on YouTube that has over 123 million views. Burna Boy's girlfriend, Stefflon Don, gave birth to a child when she was 17 years old, and the two are now raising the child together.
Burna Boy Career
Burna Boy became interested in music when a classmate gave him a pirated copy of FruityLoops, a production software, when he was ten years old.
He learned how to make musical rhythms and chords using an ancient computer that was compatible with the production software of the time.
After dropping out of school, the 19-year-old returned to Nigeria and flew to the country's southern region to meet a buddy who was also a producer and had studio space.
Burna Boy stayed at a friend's house for a while while experimenting with rhythms and fusing them with his native music. He grew up largely listening to American artists such as DMX.
His father used to listen to dancehall and reggae music, which he grew to enjoy. Burna Boy's grandfather was the first person to manage Fela Kuti, and as time passed, he developed a liking for Afro-Beat music, which was his grandfather's favorite.
Following that, Ogulu began to experiment with numerous genres in order to differentiate his style from others.
Burna began his musical career in 2010, and following the release of his breakthrough album L.I.F.E (Living Impact For Eternity) in 2013, which included the song "Like To Party," he rocketed to fame in 2012.
Burna Boy chose to launch his own musical record company, Spaceship Entertainment, after parting ways with Aristocrat Records. On November 25, 2015, he released his second studio album under his own record company.
A year later, he released Redemption, a seven-track EP that included the well-known hit Pree Medebuting on Noisey.
Burna Boy is signed to Atlantic Music right now. When he was featured on the mega track Sunshine Riptide, he witnessed his global breakthrough. Outside was his first studio album, which he published in 2018.
In the year of its release, the album debuted at number three on Billboard's Reggae Albums Chart. The album's biggest track, "Ye," was at the top of most end-of-year lists around the world, and Burna was on everyone's playlists in no time.
Burna Boy was Nigeria's most popular artist in 2018, and his songs was heard across the continent.
YouTube designated Burna Boy as an Artist on the Rise, and the following year, he was named as one of the artists performing at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival alongside Mr Eazi.
Burna's fourth studio album, African Giant, was released on July 26th, 2019 and is widely regarded as one of the best albums to come out of Africa that year. Burna Boy has established himself as one of the top performers on the global music scene with the release of this album, African Giant.
Six singles accompanied African Giant: "Gbona," "On the Low," "Killin Dem," "Dangote," "Anybody," and "Pull Up." It has been streamed over 15 million times.
Live concerts were held across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom in support of the album.
Burna has collaborated with a number of well-known Nigerian and international artists, including AKA, 2baba, Sarkodie, Phyno, Flavor, Dbanj, Wizkid, and Zlatan.
Burna Boy Awards
Burna Boy, in the 2020 Grammy awards won the award for Best Global Music Album and has been nominated in 4 different categories at the 2021 edition of the awards.
He took home four accolades at the Soundcity MVP Awards celebration, joining Davido, Wizkid, Phyno, and Olamide.
Here are some of his notable awards:
Song of the Year (Soundcity MVP Awards Festival 2019).
Best New Act (MTV Africa Music Awards 2014).
Best Album of the Year (Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014).
Best New Act of the Year (Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2013).
Best Pop (South Music Awards 2013).
Burna Boy has been named as the brand ambassador for Martell Conga, following in the footsteps of M.I. The deal was said to be for a million dollars, although no official figures were provided.
The telecommunications firm Globacom then contracted the performer, however he was later released owing to Bad Public Conduct.
In 2018, he inked a new deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
Burna signed a new endorsement arrangement with Star Lager Beer, one of Nigeria's most well-known brewery brands, the following year.
He is a brand magnet as a result of his third studio album, which sent his name to the top of the charts.
Burna Boy Cars
Burna Boy is a sucker for high-end toys. He drives a Royce Rolls-Royce and owns a Ferrari, as well as owning a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.
Burna Boy Net Worth
Burna boy's net worth is reported to be in the millions of dollars. He saves up enough money to buy real estate in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Nigeria.