Burna Boy: Artist Profile, Discography, Awards

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Given Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu

Aliases: Odogwu, African Giant, El Mejor, Big 7

Date of Birth: 2 July 1991 (Age 30)

Hometown: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Labels: Spaceship, Bad Habit, Atlantic, Warner Music

Children: None

Spouses: None

About Burna Boy

Burna Boy is the only Nigerian to have won a Grammy for his original work. One of Africa’s most successful musical polymaths, he has found success experimenting with different genres including reggae, dance hall, rap, hi-life, pop, hip hop, and Caribbean.

Born to a businessman and a translator mother, Burna Boy graduated with a media technology degree at the University of Sussex in England. He acquired creative tutelage from his mother, Bose Ogulu, whose father happened to be part of the legendary Fela Kuti’s managerial team.

Burna Boy’s strengths lie both in his lyricism, vocals, and delivery making him the complete musician, one of the finest of his generation.

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  • Burna Boy is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy award for his original work; Best Global Album – “Twice As Tall” in 2021.
  • He won the BET Best International Act Award 3 consecutive times; 2019, 2020, 2021.
  • He is the artist with the most international collaborations in Nigeria’s mainstream music.

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