He is considered one of the most eminent, extraordinary, and bestselling African artists. Daniel Ebunoluwa Ogulu largely known as Burna Boy (Odogwu) is a multi-talented Nigerian singer, dancer, songwriter, and rapper. The work he has put into making exceptional music has successfully won him patronage.
This is not only in his home country but all around the world. He began to soar in fame in the year 2012 after dropping his hit single, “Like to Party” from his opening studio album titled, “L.I.F.E”.
Now, Burna Boy has disputably become a force to reckon with in the music scene having won three BET Awards back-to-back as well as being nominated for the coveted Grammy Awards thrice. In 2020, his album, “Twice as Tall” was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards which he won in 2021. He has garnered substantial reverence in his musical experience.
Burna Boy Age and Place of Birth
On the 2nd of July in 1991, Burna Boy was born in Ahoada, a municipality in Rivers state located in the Southern areas of Nigeria.
Burna Boy Early Life and Education
Burna Boy grew up with his parents and his two sisters in Ahoada and was schooled in Montessori Primary. He later moved to Lagos and went to Corona Secondary school in Agbara after which he got enrolled into the University of Sussex in London to study Media Technology. Between juggling his schoolwork and music, Burna Boy opted to commit to working on his music full time and for this reason, he dropped out of school.
Burna Boy’s family has been correlated with prominence and music from time immemorial. His grandfather, Benson Idonije, was a well-revered jazz music critic, analyst, and writer. Benson authored articles for many publications during the 1950s and beyond this, he was among the trailblazing laborers of Radio Nigeria 2. Over and above, he was the first person to manage the remarkable world-renowned musician, Fela Kuti.
Burna Boy Career
It is said that Burna’s muse for his enthusiasm and drive in music was his grandfather who was very intelligible on all matters music. His interest sparked up while he was in secondary school.
Having been signed for a record deal by Aristokrat Records and gaining footage in 2012 when he released his first song, “Like to Party” and later in 2013, his first album “L.I.F.E”, his popularity grew given the affirmative commentators who reviewed the album and glorified its production.
Burna separated from Aristokrat Records in 2014 and set up “Spaceship Entertainment Record Label” in 2015. Nine months later after establishing his record label, he launched his second album titled, “On a Spaceship” and later in 2016 launched his first EP “Redemption.
In 2018 and 2019, Burna’s name and music continued to grow and spread like wildfire all around the world. He launched his 3rd album “Outside”, went on numerous tours, got nominated for several awards, and won quite a few of them too. He has collaborated with big international artists including Beyonce, Sam Smith, Master KG, Stefflon Don, and Sia among many others.
Some of his most acclaimed songs include Ye, Ja Ara E, Gbona, Anybody, and Kilometre.
Burna Boy Net Worth and Assets
Burna’s current profits are an estimated worth of $3.5 million. These accumulate from his music production, world tours, and massive endorsement deals.
|Real Name||Daniel Ebunoluwa Ogulu|
|Place of Birth||River, Nigeria|
|Net Worth||$3.5 million|