Birth Name: Damini Ogulu
Stage Name: Burna Boy
Date of Birth: 2nd of July 1991
Years active: Three(3) years
Label: Aristokrat records
State of origin: Rivers State, Nigeria
Current Location(Base): Lagos, Nigeria
Nickname: Burna Ranks
Albums/Mixtapes: “Burn Notice” (April 2011) , “Burn Identity” (November 2011) , “L.I.F.E” (2013)
Endorsements : Glo Ambassador(2013)
Burna Boy as he is popular known, hails from Mbiama in Ahoda Local government area in Rivers State. Born in July 1991, he spent a couple of years in Port harcourt before leaving for Lagos where he attended corona, Agbara Secondary school. After which he left for the UK to further his education. Burna Boy, the grandson of Benson Idons(Late Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s manager), Along the line of his studies in the UK somehow diverted in to the music scene.
Exhibiting extreme versatility, Burna Boy blends Afrobeat, R&B, Dance-hall, and Hip-Hop thereby bringing his fans a unique style. With his first 2 mixtapes dropped the same year (2011) produced by Leriq for “Aristokrat Records” the label which he is signed on, burna boy brought some very pleasant tunes like “Abeg Abeg Abeg”, “Sweetest Girl” featuring Leriq, “Wombo Lombo Something” etc.
Some time in may 2012 burna boy came out with a style Nigeria had never seen before which actually brought him to limelight. A track titled “Like To Party”, which was a Nationwide hit, put Burna boy on another level and ever since then he has not stopped bringing more hits. Subsequent songs like , “Tonight” , “Run My Race” , “Touch Your Toes” etc came off burna boy’s hard work, Which lead to the release of his album in august 2013 titled “L.I.F.E (Leaving An Impact For Eternity)” which featured the likes of “wizkid”, “olamide”,“M.I”, “Remenisce”, “Tuface”, “Timaya”.
After signing a multimillionaire Naira deal that certified him “Glo Ambassador”, burna boy went on to feature on the Glo “Greener Pastures”(Glo commercial) alongside the likes of fellow Glo ambassadors M.I, Waje, Lynxx, Neato C, Omawumi, Bez, Flavour etc.
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