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Burna Boy - Biography, Career, Songs Awards & More

Damini Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian Afrofusion singer and songwriter. He is the grandson of Benson Idonije.

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Life and music career

Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu.
He grew up in South London, England, and later relocated to Rivers State,Port Harcourt. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos. In a 2013 interview with the net, Burna Boy said that he was looking at launching his own company at the start of 2014.

On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Like To Party" which saw his rise to prominence. On 5 September 2012, the video for "Like to Party" was released. The music video, which was shot by Squareball Media services, ran for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.

On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Tonight" On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song. In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.



Year Title Album
2014 "Don Gorgon" TBA
"Check & Balance"
2013 "Run My Race" L.I.F.E: Leaving an Impact for Eternity
"Yawa Dey"
"Won Da Mo"
(featuring D'banj)

2012 "Like to Party" L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity
2011 "Shobeedo (Freestyle)" Non album single

Guest appearances

Yeae Artist Title Album
2018 Four of Diamonds ”Name On It” TBA


Year Title Director



Deja vu


Clarence Peters

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Won
The Headies Next Rated Nominated
South South Music Awards Best Pop "Like to Party" Won
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards Best New Act Himself Won
The Headies Best R&B Single Don Gorgon Nominated
Best R&B/Pop Album L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity Nominated
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Album of the Year L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity Won
2015 Best Pop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated
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