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Burna Boy

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Background information
Damini Ogulu
Born (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 27)
Lagos
OriginAhoada, Rivers State, Nigeria
GenresAfrobeat
  • Singer-songwriter
  • performer
Instrumentsvocals
2010-present
LabelsAtlantic Records
Websiteonaspaceship.com

Damini Ogulo (born 2 July 1991),[1] 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.[1] In a 2013 interview with the net, Burna Boy said that he was looking at launching his own company at the start of 2014.[2]

On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Like To Party" which saw his rise to prominence.[1][3] 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.[4]

On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Tonight"[5] On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song.[6] In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.

He released his debut album, L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity on August 12, 2013 [7]

In 2014, Burna Boy split from Aristokrat records[8][9]. In 2015, Burna Boy created his own record label called "Spaceship Ent." [10]

He released his sophomore album, On a Spaceship on 25 November 2015[11]. In September 2016, he released a 7-Track E.P. titled Redemption [12][13] with the lead single, Pree Me debuting on Noisey[14][15].

In January 2018, Burna Boy was featured on the track, "Sunshine Riptide"[16][17] on Fall Out Boy's Grammy-nominated seventh studio album, "MANIA". [18]

He released his third studio album, Outside, in 2018 to critical acclaim[19][20][21]and it debuted at number three on Billboard's Reggae Albums Chart[22][23][24][25]. The album's biggest single, "Ye", ended up on the top of most end-of-year lists as Nigeria's biggest song of 2018.[26][27][28][29][30] Burna himself ended the year atop most end-of-year lists as Nigeria's biggest artist of 2018.[31][32][33]

In October 2018, Burna Boy was featured as Youtube's Artist on The Rise.[34][35][36]

On January 3rd, 2019, he was announced alongside Mr Eazi to be on the artist lineup in their debut outing on Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[37] He won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, including "African Artist of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for his 2018 hit single, "Ye".[38][39]

Discography

Singles

Year Title Album
2018 "Killin Dem" (featuring Zlatan)[40] Non-Album Single
2018 "Gbona"[41] Non-album singles
"On The Low"[42]
2018 "Ye"[43] Outside
2018 "Devil in California"[44] Outside
2018 "Sekkle Down" (featuring J Hus) Outside
2018 "Heaven's Gate" (featuring Lily Allen)[45] Outside
2016 "Mandem Anthem"[46] Non-album singles
2016 "Pree Me"[47] Redemption
2015 "Rizzla"[48] On a Spaceship
2015 "The Realest" On a Spaceship
2014 "Check and Balance" Non-album singles
2014 "Don Gorgon" Non-album singles
2014 "Rockstar" Non-album singles
2013 "Run My Race" L.I.F.E: Leaving an Impact for Eternity
"Yawa Dey"
"Celebrate"
"Won Da Mo"
(featuring D'banj)
TBA
2012 "Like to Party" L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity
"Tonight"
2011 "Shobeedo (Freestyle)" Non album single

Guest appearances

Year Artist Title Album
2013 Wande Coal "Amorawa"[49] Single
2014 DJ Spinall Gba Gbe E[50]
2016 Skales "Temper (Remix)"[51]
2017 Airboy "Ayepo (Remix)"[52]
2017 Skales "Gbefun One Time"[53] The Never Say Never Guy
2018 Four of Diamonds "Name On It" TBA
2018 Fall Out Boy "Sunshine Riptide"[54] MANIA
2018 Lily Allen "Your Choice"[55] No Shame
2018 DJ Spinall "Serious"[56] Iyanu
2018 Larry Gaaga "Baba Nla" (featuring 2Baba, Burna Boy & D'Banj)[57] Single
2018 Major Lazer "All My Life"[58] Single
2018 Show Dem Camp "Legend"[59] Palm Wine Music 2
2018 Peruzzi "Champion Lover"[60] Heartwork

Videography

Year Title Director Ref
2015

2017

P.A.I.D

Deja vu

Sesan

Clarence Peters

[61]

[62]

2018 Ye Clarence Peters [63]

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Won [64]
The Headies Next Rated Nominated [65]
South South Music Awards Best Pop "Like to Party" Won
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards Best New Act Himself Won [66]
The Headies Best R&B Single Don Gorgon Nominated [67][68]
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 .[69]
2015 Best Pop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [70][71]

See also

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