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Burna Boy

Burna Boy
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Background information
Damini Ogulu
Born (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 27)[1]
Origin Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Singer-songwriter
  • performer
  • dancer
Instruments vocals
Labels Atlantic Records
Website onaspaceship.com

Damini Ogulu (born 2 July 1991),[2] 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 is Ijaw by tribe. He grew up in South London, England, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos.[2] In a 2013 interview with the net, Burna Boy said that he was looking at launching his own company at the start of 2014.[3]

On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Like To Party" which saw his rise to prominence.[2][4] 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.[5]

On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Tonight"[6] On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song.[7] In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.



As lead artist
Year Title Album
2014 "Don Gorgon" TBA
"Check & Balance"[8]
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


Year Title Director Ref



Deja vu


Clarence Peters



Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Won [11]
The Headies Next Rated Nominated [12]
South South Music Awards Best Pop "Like to Party" Won
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards Best New Act Himself Won [13]
The Headies Best R&B Single Don Gorgon Nominated [14][15]
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 .[16]
2015 Best Pop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [17][18]

See also


  1. ^ Admin (28 August 2). "Patoranking Is A Year Older Today". Notjustok. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Burna Boy". NotjustOk. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Osagie Alonge (2 December 2013). "NET Exclusive: Burna Boy banned from the UK, to leave record label soon". the net. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Ovie O (31 May 2012). "Burna Boy - Like To Party". Notjustok. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Video: Burna Boy - Like to Party". tooxclusive. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ kas (24 September 2012). "Burna Boy - Tonight". tooXclusive. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ kombo (31 December 2012). "Burna Boy - Tonight [Download]". naijabambam. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Netzayet Itzea (17 September 2014). "Download Burna Boy's Check and Balance". Okayafrica. Retrieved 2014.
  9. ^ "Da L.E.S, Burna Boy, AKA Trio put on a 'luxury' display in 'P.A.I.D' video". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Burna Boy - Deja Vu (Mp4)". Naijaloaded. 2017-12-22. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards: Full List of Winners & Scoop". Bellanaija.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "FULL NOMINEES LIST OF THE HEADIES 2013". 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ Mtv Base (16 April 2014). "MTV NEWS 2014 MAMA NOMINEES REVEALED". Mtv Base. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "DOWNLOAD:The Headies 2014 | View Nominees List". notjustOk. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ "Headies 2014: Davido, Olamide, Patoranking, Mavins win big, Wizkid missing - Vanguard News". 15 December 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (31 May 2014). "Pop duo, Skuki, reject Nigerian Entertainment Awards nomination". Premium Times. Retrieved 2014.
  17. ^ "Winners From The 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards". 360Nobs.com. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ "Full List Of Nominees For Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015 | Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". 12 June 2015. Retrieved 2016.

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