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Burna Boy Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Burna Boy|
|Real Name:||Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||2 July 1991 (age 31years)|
|Place of Birth:||Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria|
|Education:||University of Sussex|
|Net Worth:||$17 million|
Burna Boy Biography
Confident. That phrase summarises the Nigerian singer Burna Boy, Some people might not believe in him and his abilities, but he has a robust belief in himself and put himself out there as among the best in the world – your “African Giant.”
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, long famous by his adopted stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter and is currently one of the biggest names in Nigerian music.
Of course, like many out there, he wasn’t born big. But he had deep musical roots from the outset, which must have influenced how he turned out and the success he is today. His mother Bose is the daughter of Benson Idonije, a broadcaster and one of the notable names in artist management in Nigeria decades ago.
Idonije had deep links with Fela, something that would rub off on his grandson, Damini.
Burna Boy has been into music for over a decade. However, it wasn’t until 2012, following his signing to Aristokrat Records, that he surged into the consciousness of music lovers in Nigeria and beyond. At the time, he had released a number titled “Like to Party,” which would form part of his album “L.I.F.E”
The number resonated with many and firmly thrust the Nigerian on the path to global resonance. He was on the course already. In the intervening years, the singer had worked his way into the consciousness of music lovers around the world, earning the tag of Odogwu.
He had released several songs and sold our arenas as well, earning plaudits from home and abroad, with some analysts saying he had achieved in ten years what some musicians couldn’t achieve in a lifestyle.
Burna Boy’s finest hour yet was in 2021, when he won a Grammy for his album “Twice As Tall.” He had been nominated for Grammy the previous year but lost to the Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo.
The Grammy isn’t his only win, though. He’d won several other awards, including a BET Award.
He might not be doing all the talking regarding his net worth, but the public has been doing the talking for him. Burna Boy has an estimated net worth of $17 Million, making him one of the wealthiest musicians in Nigeria and Africa.
For some reason, a comparison is often made between him and Wizkid, with his fans saying he’s richer than Big Wiz, and Wizkid’s fans countering that their man has the bigger bag.
Burna Boy is the product of a stable marriage and is fortunate to still have both parents alive at the time of writing. His father is Samuel Ogulu and his mother is Bose Ogulu. Details about them are spilled in separate sections below.
Fondly called Mama Burna, Bose Ogulun is the mother and manager of Nigerian singer Burna Boy. A daughter to the celebrated broadcaster Benson Idonije, Bose Ogulu is a businesswoman and educator who had once worked as a translator but is now focused on managing her son. She’s most often in the limelight, unlike her husband.
He’s rarely seen, which might be the reason many people do not know his place as Burna Boy’s father. But then, Samuel Ogulu remains the biological father to Nigerian singer Burna Boy. He’s a businessman who manages a welding company and appears to shy away from the limelight, unlike his wife and son.
Burna Boy is said to have two siblings – both girls: Ronami and Nissi. Of the two, though, Nissi is more in the news. She studied at the Royal High School Bath and the University of Warwick. For her part, Ronami works at Burna Boy’s record label, Spaceship Collective.
Burna Boy attended Bereton Montessori. He also had stints at the University of Sussex and Oxford Brookes University, where he studied media communications and culture.
The songster might not be focused on education right now, but the word out there is that he plans to return to school later in his career. It remains to be seen whether that will actually happen.
Burna Boy isn’t known to have a girlfriend at the moment. However, he’s had his fair share of women and previously dated the rapper Stefflon Don. Their relationship ended acrimoniously in 2021. Before then, she had narrated how they met and how he had told her that she would be his wife.
Burna Boy has an abiding love for ars and has never hidden that love. In his garage are some of the most expensive and exotic cars money can buy. And the songster isn’t done buy just yet.
Among the cars Burna Boy owns are a Lamborghini Urus 2022 Novitec Edition, which costs over N250 million. He also owed a Range Rover Autobiography. At the time he bought the vehicle, he had shared it online and described it as a Christmas gift to himself. The car caught fire soon after on the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
Other cars in Burna Boy’s collection are a Rolls Royce Dawn convertible, A Bentley Continental GT, A Mercedes Benz G Wagon a Mercedes Benz S Class, and a 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia
Burna Boy often recalls when he had no car. at the moment, though, according to him, he can’t fit all his “babies” into his driveway
Burna Boy has several houses. However, the public knows about only a few of them. His Lagos mansion has been the centre of attention for a while. This opulent edifice has appeared in magazines and continues to command attention to this day. You can immerse yourself in the world of that mansion below.
Burna Boy is said to charge a booking fee of about $500,000, excluding other demands for his rider. The list is pretty long, including an exclusive suite.
What is Burna Boy's biggest song?
The idea of “biggest” is actually subjective. However, if the reference is to the stats, in particular number of views, then “Last Last,” with over 100 million views on YouTube, should count as his biggest song so far.
Is Burna Boy a twin?
Burna Boy is not a twin. However, he had once shared a picture of his lookalike, which some people jocularly called his twin.
Who is Burna Boy's real father?
Burna Boy has often been rumoured to be one of Fela’s sons. However, his real father is actually Samuel Ogulu.
What song did Burna Boy win a Grammy for?
Burna Boy isn’t known to have won a Grammy for a song but for an album.
Why do they call Burna Boy Odogwu?
The phrase “Odogwu” is used to show a man’s greatness. And that’s exactly why Burna Boy is called by the title. He gave it to himself, though. and it has since stuck.
Who is Burna Boy's best friend?
Burna Boy’s Best friend is Gabriel Serenkuma, popularly called Gambo. The two were close from childhood and remained close until Gambo’s sudden death. Gambo appeared about five times in songs by the Nigerian singer.
When did Burna Boy and Stefflon Don split?
Stefflon Don and Burna Boy broke up in 2021. The exact day of the breakup is unknown
Who is the owner of Spaceship?
Burna Boy is the owner of Spaceship.
Is Burna Boy The owner of Spaceship records?
Spaceship Records, also known as Spaceship Entertainment or Spaceship, is indeed owned by Nigerian singer Burna Boy. The record label was founded in 2015 and is home to the singer and his sister Nissi.
When did Buju leave Burna Boy?
Buju left in 2021 at the end of his contract.
What did Stefflon Don say about Burna Boy?
When things were going well between the couple, it was all lovey-dovey. However, following their split, Stefflon Don made several accusations against the “Thuggin & Darko” star, including calling him a “Mummy’s boy.”
Are Burna Boy and Stefflon Don back together?
Burna Boy and Stefflon Don are not back together yet, although many of their fans would love to see them iron out their differences and continue in their relationship.
Why did Buju leave Spaceship?
He left the Spaceship Collective because his contract ended in 2021 and he didn’t renew it. By his own admission, he had seen how things work there and it didn’t necessarily flow with him. He wanted to do things on his own and differently.
Is Burna Boy highest paid?
Burna Boy often claims to be the highest-paid artist in Nigeria. But the claim has often been disputed because most times musicians exaggerate how much they are paid just to increase their prestige. He is one of the highest-paid Nigerian musicians, though.
How much is Burna Boy Rose Royce?
Given the prevailing exchange rate, Burna Boy’s Rolls Royce Dawn could go for about ₦303 million in Nigeria.
How many arenas have Burna Boy sold out?
Burna Boy, who fancies himself the African Giant, is on record to have sold out four arenas (in the United States) so far in his career. He had sold out the 17,000-capacity Hollywood Bowl, the 19,000-capacity Toyota Center, the Madison Square Garden, and the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, which both have 21,000 capacities. He had also sold out the 20,300-capacity Accor Arena in Paris twice.