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
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.
L.I.F.E – 2013
On a Spaceship – 2015
Outside – 2018
African Giant – 2019
Twice as Tall – 2020
Burn Notice – 2011
Burn Identity – 2012
Redemption – 2016
Steel & Copper (with DJDS) – 2019
The Headies Awards – 3 Wins – 14 Nominations
Grammy Awards – 1 Win – 3 Nominations
MOBO Awards – 1 Win – 1 Nomination
MTV Africa Music Awards – 0 Wins – 1 Nomination
MTV Europe Music Awards – 1 Win – 1 Nomination
BET Awards – 3 Wins – 3 Nominations
- 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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