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.
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.
- Burn Notice (2011)
- Burn Identity (2011)
- L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)
- On a Spaceship (2015)
- Redemption (EP) (2016)
- Outside (2018)
|“Check & Balance”|
|2013||“Run My Race”||L.I.F.E: Leaving an Impact for Eternity|
|“Won Da Mo”
|2012||“Like to Party”||L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity|
|2011||“Shobeedo (Freestyle)”||Non album single|
|2018||Four of Diamonds||”Name On It”||TBA|
Awards and nominations
|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|