Burna Boy is a Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter, who has gained international recognition for his unique style of music. He has won several awards and has collaborated with many international artists. In this article, we will take a closer look at Burna Boy’s biography, including his net worth, age, awards, family, and state of origin.
Burna Boy was born on July 2, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. His real name is Damini Ogulu. He was raised in a family of music lovers, and his grandfather was a famous music director. Burna Boy attended Montessori International School, and later Corona Secondary School in Lagos. He later went to the UK to study Media Technology at the University of Sussex.
Burna Boy started his music career in 2010 when he released his debut single “Freedom.” He later signed a record deal with Aristokrat Records and released his debut studio album “L.I.F.E” in 2013, which included hit songs like “Yawa Dey” and “Tonight.” In 2015, he released his second album “On a Spaceship,” which included hit songs like “Soke” and “Jealousy.”
Burna Boy’s third studio album “Outside” was released in 2018 and gained international recognition. The album included hit songs like “Ye,” “Heaven’s Gate,” and “Rock Your Body.” In 2019, he released his fourth studio album “African Giant,” which received critical acclaim and earned him a Grammy nomination. The album included hit songs like “Anybody,” “On The Low,” and “Gbona.”
Burna Boy’s net worth is estimated to be around $22 million. He has earned his wealth from his music career, endorsement deals, and investments.
Awards and Achievements
Burna Boy has won several awards including Grammy award and has been nominated for many others. In 2019, he won the Best International Act at the BET Awards, and in 2020, he won the same award for the second time. He has also won the MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act, the All Africa Music Award for Artist of the Year, and the Soundcity MVP Award for African Artiste of the Year.
Family and Personal Life
Burna Boy comes from a family of music lovers. His grandfather was Benson Idonije, a famous music critic and manager of Fela Kuti. Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu, is his manager and has played a significant role in his music career. Burna Boy has two sisters, Ronami and Nissi, who are also musicians.
State of Origin
Burna Boy is from Rivers State, Nigeria. His father is from Ahoada, and his mother is from Rivers State.