Burna Boy – Biography, Age, Net Worth & Songs( His net worth as at 2016 is $20 million)
Stage name is Burna Boy, Real Name Damini Ogulu, he is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter born July 2, 1991. Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu who hails from Mbiama in Ahoda West Local Government Area in Rivers State . Burna boy grew up in Ahoada, Rivers State, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended primary school at montessori international school, he also attended Corona, Agbara secondary school in Lagos State before he relocated to the UK .
Getting to United Kingdom , Damini Ogulu better known as Burna boy started his music full time because his passion from day one was to become a professional musician . Meanwhile , Burna Boy’s grand dad, Benson Idons, used to be the legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s manager in time past , this was his early influences to music before he finally decided to follow that path .
Burna Boy is known for his unique kind of music and this makes it easy for fans to effortlessly identify his voice . He has released copule of hit songs including “trumpet” featuring Davido Adeleke , the song “Abeg Abeg Abeg” made gave him prominence and fame but the big break into the business was when he released ”like to party” which has been agreed to be his biggest hit ever and if not , one of his biggest hit ever . The music video of this song was directed by “adasa square ball media” and fast forward to today , the song is still hitting hard on many speakers .
Burna Boy is one of the most versatile Nigerian artiste with his spectacular and unique sound blends Dance-hall, Afrobeat, R&B and Hip-Hop into one tightly knit package. His song is not always more of Gbam Gbam rather they are that kind of songs that get you in the mood for the groove and some that are meant to help you relax .
The reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter is currently signed to Aristokrat Records but he doesn’t always work with their their in-house producer , he prefer to work with other producers outside the Label . He has released two hot mixtapes – “Burn Notice” and “Burn Identity” back in April and November, 2011 respectively . “Burn Notice” produced the catchy anthem “Abeg Abeg Abeg” , “Sweetest Girl” featuring Leriq , “Wombo Lombo Something” . He did “My Journey” to reveal his transition into the music industry . He called some singers and rappers to the table on this work , he featured the likes of Sauce Kid, Shank, Davido, Korkormikor, L.O.S and P.R.E .
Burn Boy had an ‘uncontrollable’ mannerism and attitude which landed him in jail while schooling in London. in 2010 while Burna Boy was in the UK , he was arrested by London Police for allegedly being part of a gang that stabbed someone to death . After being tried , he was sent to jail for about 11 months before he was released . He was released and still under probation . He broke the agreemnet by travelling back to Nigeria where to sign a record deal with Aristokrat. After some time, he travelled back to the UK but was arrested at the airport and deported to Nigeria. Becuase of his inability to adhere to simple instructions , he was barred from the UK for the next 15 years.
His debut album was titled “L.I.F.E”. and it stands for “leaving an impact for eternity”. This album was released in 2013.
Awards and Nominations
He has won Best New Act of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2013
He has won the Next Rated artiste at The Headies 2013
He won Best Pop at South South Music Awards 2013
He won Best New Act at MTV Africa Music Awards 2013
he also won Best Album of the Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards
He was nominated for Best Pop Artist of the Year
He was Nominated for Best R&B Single
He was also nominated for Best R&B/Pop Album
He was nominated for Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year at The Headies 2014
He was nominated for Album of the Year at The Headies 2014
His Associated acts are AKA, Da L.E.S, Leriq, 2face Idibia, Timaya, Reminisce, Nyanda Wizkid, Davido, Iyanya, Sarkodie, D’banj, Lynxxx . His Years active is from 2010 till present .