Burna Boy Biography | Age | Family | Net worth & Relationships

in this article, we will take a look at Burna Boy Biography, Age, Relationships, and more. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly, known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian Songwriter, record producer, and singer. His music ranges from reggae to Afrobeat and pop music.

The star became famous after he produced the song “Like to Party” back in 2012. After that, he released lots of other albums and gained many awards and he is also recognized internationally. Burna Boy was born into Mr and Mrs Samuel Ogulu’s family in 1991.

Burna Boy bio-data in full

  • Full name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
  • Stage name: Burna Boy
  • Date of Birth: 2nd July 1991
  • Age: 32 years as of 2023
  • State of Origin: Rivers state
  • Local Government Area: Ahoda West Local Government Area
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Occupation: Songwriter, Singer, and Record producer
  • Music Label: Atlantic
  • Parents: Mr Samuel Ogulu and Mrs. Bose Ogulu

Burna Boy’s Early Life

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born in Rivers State Nigeria on the 2nd of July 1991. He comes from Mbiama in Ahoda West Local Government Area in Rivers State Nigeria. The star is the firstborn of his siblings namely Nissi Ogulu and Ronami.

His Grandfather, Benon Idonije was once the manager of Fela Kuti. So the singer had the opportunity to make his beats in the FL Studio.

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Burna Boy attended Montessori International primary school in Port Harcourt and later furthered his education at Corona Secondary School in Lagos state.

Then in the year 2008, he was enrolled at the University of Sussex where he studied Media Technology. He also attended Oxford Brookes University located in London where he studied media communications and culture.

Burna Boy’s career

Burna Boy started making music at age ten when his classmate gave him the FruityLoops software which he used to start his beats on an old computer. After his studies in the UK, he came down to Port Harcourt, where he took a year-long internship at Rhythm 93.7FM. He thus launched his music career in Lagos State Nigeria.

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On the 12th of August 2013, Burna Boy brought to the public his first album L.I.F.E which he made after releasing his second mixtape Burn Identity in the year 2011. His first Studio Label was Aristokrat Records which sold 40,000 copies of Burna Boy’s album.

Burna Boy left Aristokrat Records in 2014, and in February 2015, he established the record label Spaceship Entertainment. There, he released his second album, On a Spaceship November 25, 2015. Burna Boy’s music combines what his father and grandfather love listening to.

Burna Boy’s family members and their profession:

Burna Boy was born into the family of Mr and Mrs Ogulu. Mr Samuel Ogulu(Father) works in a welding company. At the same time, his mom Mrs. Bose Ogulu is a translator for the Federation Of West African Chambers Of Commerce and later became the manager of the FL record label.

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The singer’s maternal grandfather Mr Benson Idonije managed Fela Kuti. Burna Boy has two sisters as mentioned earlier. His younger sister Nissi is also a singer an entrepreneur and a graphic artist his other sister Ronami is a designer and a scientist.

Burna Boy’s wife

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The singer is not yet married but he was in a relationship with Stefflon Don who is a British singer and songwriter, they dated for 4years. He has also been in a relationship with Princess Shyngle and Jo Pearl.

Burna Boy Labels

  • Atlantic Records
  • Spaceship Records
  • Warner Music Australia
  • Burna Boy’s Song list
  • City Boys
  • It’s Plenty
  • Last Last
  • On the Low
  • Bank On it
  • Big 7
  • For My hand
  • Common Person
  • Gbona
  • Cheat On Me
  • Alone
  • Yaba Buluku
  • All My Life
  • Killin Dem
  • Kilometre
  • If I’m lying
  • Real Life
  • Normal

Burna Boy Collaborations

Here are some of the Artists Burna Boy has Featured in his songs both international artists and local Artists

  • Won Da Mo Featuring D’banj
  • Temper Remix Featuring Skales
  • Pull-Up Featuring Timaya
  • Killin Dem Featuring Zlatan
  • Own it: Stomzy Featuring Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran
  • Ginger Featuring Wizkid
  • Jerusalema: Mater Kg Featuring Burna Boy and Nomcembo Zikode
  • Loved By You: Justin Bieber Featuring Burna Boy

Burna Boy Awards

Here is a list of Burna Boy’s Nominees

Grammy Awards:

  • Best Global Music Album 2023 Nominee
  • Best Melodic Rap Performance 2024 Nominee
  • Best Global Music Performance 2023 Nominee

Brit Awards:

International Artist of the Year 2023 Nominee

List of Burna Boy’s Award

  • South-South Music Award
  • Best New Act of the year
  • Best R&B Pop Album
  • Album of the year
  • Best Pop Artist of the Year
  • Best Collaboration
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Burna Boy’s Controversies

In an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Burna Boy said, “You hear most Nigerian songs, or I’ll say African (songs)…I don’t even know what to say; Afro beats, as people call it, is mostly about nothing. There is no substance to it. Nobody is talking about anything.

It’s just an amazing time; but, at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time. No matter how nice of a time one is having now or had at some point, one is still going to face life. I feel music should (carry) the essence of the artiste.

The artist is a person, who has good, bad, and great days.” Well, Nigerians were not pleased with his statement, many said that he is fond of degrading Nigeria and other artists, while some said he has pride.

Other Burna Boy Controversies:

In November 2017, Burna Boy was accused of panning the attack and robbery of Mr. 2kay at Eko Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island. The matter was resolved and he was released on bail.

Reports also show that way back in 2010, he allegedly stabbed someone to death.

Also after breaking up with his girlfriend” Stephanie Victoria Allen, she took to her Instagram to mention that Burna Boy is impotent, later the singer himself posted that “Okay yes I’m an impotent gorilla but I got money so…..!!”.

We can’t say for sure if it’s true because Burna Boy once mentioned that he doesn’t want to have children and baby mamas scattered all over the place which is why he has not settled down with any woman to have kids.

Burna Boy’s Net Worth

The African giant Net Worth is estimated to be around $17million

Burna Boy’s House and cars

Burna Boy owns an 8-bedroom mansion at Lekki, Lagos Nigeria.

List of Burna Boy’s Cars

  • 2022 Lamborghini
  • Range Rover
  • 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible
  • Bently Continental GT
  • G wagon
  • Mercedes Benz S-Class

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