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Burna Boy

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Burna Boy
Background information
Birth nameDamini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Born (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 33)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010-present

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian dancehall/reggae singer and songwriter. He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He performed afro-fusion, afrobeats. He plays the vocals. He started his musical career in 2010. He is signed to Spaceship, Bad Habit, Atlantic Records, and Warner Music Group.

Early life[change | change source]

Damini Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.[1] His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti.[2] His mother Bose Ogulu would later become his manager.[3] Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops.[4] He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara and relocated to London to further his studies.[5]He later studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex, followed by Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hahn, Rachel (27 February 2018). "Nigerian Singer Burna Boy on His Patchwork Approach to Style". Vogue. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  2. Shah, Neil (4 November 2019). "A Nigerian Pop Star Finds Success in the U.S., On His Own Terms". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 4 November 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. Ogunnaike, Lola (4 March 2020). "Burna Boy Is Trying to Wake Up Africa". GQ. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. Giorgis, Hannah (26 July 2019). "The 'African Giant' Challenging Musical Boundaries". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on 4 September 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  5. "Burna Boy Drops New Single "Yawa Dey"". Channels TV. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  6. Ikeru, Austine (3 February 2019). "Burna Boy Biography and Net Worth". Austine Media.