Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on July 2, 1991, and he is one of the most prominent artists in Africa, he is better known by his stage name Burna Boy. Burna Boy is Regarded as one of the finest musicians and singers in the whole African continent. Read this write up to get full details about Burna Boy’s Biography, Networth and awards.

Burna Boy's Biography
Burna Boy’s Biography

Burna Boy Wiki Fact and Data

Full Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu

Stage Name: Burna Boy

Date Of Birth: 2 July 1991

Age: 31years old

Place of Birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

State Of Origin: Rivers State

Nationality: Nigerian

Height: 1.85 m

Parents: Samuel Ogulu, Bose Ogulu

Siblings: Romani Ogulu, Nissi Ogulu

Wife: Not Married

Girlfriend: Stefflon Don

Occupation: Singer • Songwriter

Net Worth: US$20 million – US$25 million

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on July 2, 1991 and he is one of the most prominent artists in Africa, he was better known by his stage name Burna Boy. Burna Boy was Regarded as one of the finest musicians and singers in the whole African continent.

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Early life

His real name is Damini Ogulu and he was born on July 2, 1991. He was born in the seaside of Port Harcourt, and he is a native of Rivers State and south-south regions of Nigeria. He comes from a mixed ancestry as his mother is a Yoruba woman named Bose Ogulu. His father’s name is Samuel Ogulu. Burna Boy comes from a very creative family.

He has one brother and he also have one sister named Romani Ogulu, who is a scientist and a designer. Her grandfather is Benson Idonijie, a veteran broadcaster, music critic and former Fela Kuti band manager. In addition, his mother is the former empress of Kalakuta, one of the Fela Kuti dancers.

His parents raised him in the Christian faith and spent his early years in Port Harcourt and Lagos City. Coming from an artistic family, Burna Boy discovered his musical talent quite early and he did not face any objection from his parents when pursuing his passion. They encourage him instead, which prompted him to start composing songs while in high school.

How Old Is Burna Boy

As of 2023, the Nigerian singer is 31 years old. Burna Boy was born on what date? On July 2, 1991, he was born. His Zodiac sign is Cancer.

Education

Burna Boy comes from an upper middle class background, which has given him a quality education. He completed his kindergarten and elementary education at a top private school in Port Harcourt. To attend middle school and high school, he attended Corona Junior High School in Agbara, Ogun State.

He migrated to the UK for university and attended the University of Sussex, earning a degree in communication technology.

Burna Boy's Biography
Burna Boy

Personal life

Burna Body is considered by some fans to be a giant of African music and is among the top three artists of the continent alongside with Wizkid and Davido. The Port Harcourt-born singer turned 31 on July 2, and as expected, his family members, close friends and management team threw a huge party to eat and happy on his birthday.

Burna Boy is currently being managed by his mother, Bose Ogulu. He moves between Lagos and London, where his girlfriend resides. Burna Boy was in a relationship with a British female artist Stefflon Don, which debuted in 2018. They finally broke up in 2022. After that, he had a romantic affair with Shyngle and Jo Pearl. 

Burna Boy is one of the richest entertainers in the country, and that shows in his lavish lifestyle. He has appeared in top magazines such as Vogue, British GQ and Evening Standard. He is a football fan and a fan of English club, Manchester United. Also, he is a brand ambassador for Pepsi, Nigerian Breweries PLC and one of the best online banking in Nigeria, Chipper Cash.  

Career

After learning how to make beat with FruityLoops, Burna Boy recorded two mixtapes, Burn Notice and Burn Identity, before signing a record deal with Aristokrat Records. Under this label, he released his first hit song tilted Like To Party in 2012, which brought him into the spotlight.

Like To Party is the lead single from the debut studio album, L.I.F.E, which was released on August 12, 2013. The project includes other top singles such as Run My Race, Yawa Dey, Always Love you and Tonight.

Burna Boy was nominated for the 2013 Next Rated Artist award at The Headies. However, he lost the award to fellow singer Sean Tizzle. His debut album L.I.F.E was nominated for Best Album of the Year at the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Two years after becoming a music star, he parted with Aristokrat Records and founded his own music label Spaceship Entertainment in February 2015. Under Spaceship, he has released 4 more albums and successful music projects about commercial side.

On November 25, 2015, he released his highly anticipated second studio album titled: On a spaceship. The album was closely supported by their debut EP, Redemption, released in September 2016.

Burna Boy returned in January 2018 with the release of his third album, Outside, released on the 26th of that month. The album earned him international recognition with outstanding singles such as Ye, Heaven’s Gate, Rock Your Body, Koni Baje, Sekkle Down and Streets Of Africa. The album won Album of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Networth

Burna Boy’s success in the music industry gave him the opportunity to monetize his career through royalties, co-branding deals, and concert performances. His net worth is estimated between 20 and 25 million US dollars. 

Burna Boy Awards

2013 to 2019

Year

Event

Prize

Result

2013

South South Music Awards

South South Music Awards

Won

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Best New Act of the Year

Won

The Headies

Next Rated

Nominated

Best R&B Single

Nominated

2014

MTV Africa Music Awards

Best New Act

Nominated

The Headies

Best R&B Single

Won

Best R&B/Pop Album

Won

Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year

Won

Album of the Year

Won

2015

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Best Pop Artist of the Year

Won

Album of the Year

Won

MTV Africa Music Awards

Best Collaboration

Won

All Africa Music Awards

Best African Collaboration

Won

2018

African Musik Magazine Awards

Best African DanceHall/Reggae Act

Won

Best Live Act

Nominated

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Album of the Year

Won

2019

Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

Listener’s Choice

Won

Song of the Year

Won

Viewer’s Choice

Nominated

Best Male MVP

Won

African Artiste of the Year

Won

BET Awards

Best International Act

Won

The Headies

Viewer’s Choice

Nominated

Artiste of the Year

Won

Best Recording of the Year

Nominated

Best Pop Single

Nominated

Song of the Year

Won

Best R&B/Pop Album

Nominated

Album of the Year

Nominated

Best Collaboration

Won

MTV Europe Music Awards

Best African Act

Won

Future Awards Africa

Future Award Prize for Music

Won

Future Prize for Young Person of the Year

Won

African Muzik Magazine Awards

Song of the Year

Won

Best Collaboration

Won

Video of the Year

Nominated

Best Live Act

Nominated

Artist of the Year

Won

Best Male West Africa

Won

Crossing Boundaries with Music

Nominated

All Africa Music Awards

West African Male Artiste of the Year

Won

Artiste of the Year in Africa

Won

Album of the Year

Nominated

Best African Collaboration

Nominated

Song of the Year in Africa

Nominated

Ghana Music Awards

African Artiste of the Year

Won

2020 to 2023

2020

Soundcity MVP Awards Festival

Song of the Year

Won

Best Collaboration

Nominated

African Artiste of The Year

Won

Best Male MVP

Won

Listeners’ Choice

Nominated

Viewers’ Choice

Nominated

Ghana Music Awards

African Artiste of the Year

Won

African Musik Magazine Awards

Crossing Boundaries with Music

Won

Best Collaboration

Won

Best Male West Africa

Nominated

Artiste of the Year

Nominated

Best Live Act

Nominated

Song of the Year

Nominated

Grammy Awards

Best World Music Album

Nominated

Brit Awards

Best International Solo Act

Nominated

Song of the Year

Nominated

BET Awards

Best International Act

Won

Edison Award

Best World Album

Won

MOBO Awards

Best International Act

Won

Best African Act

Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards

Best African Act

Nominated

2021

Grammy Awards

Best Global Music Album

Won

Brit Awards

International Male Solo Artist

Nominated

Global Music Awards Africa

Artiste of the Year

Won

Global Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year

Nominated

BET Awards

Best International Act

Won

2022

NME Awards

Best Solo Act

Won

MOBO Awards

Best African Music Act

Won

Best International Act

Won

The Headies

Best African Artiste of the year

Won

Best Male Artiste of the year

Won

Soul Train Awards

Song of the Year

Nominated

Video of the Year

Won

R&B/Soul Male Artist

Nominated

Songwriter award

Won

Ghana Music awards

African Artiste of the Year

Won

MTV Europe Music Awards

Best African Act

Won

American Music Awards

Best African Act

Won

African Muzik Magazine Awards

Artist of the Year

Won

Best Collaboration

Won

Best Live Act

Won

Best Male West Africa

Won

2023

Grammy Awards

Best Global Music Performance

Nominated

Best Global Music Album

Nominated

Soundcity MVP Awards

African Artiste of the Year

Won

All Africa Music Awards

Artist of the Year

Won

Song of the Year

Nominated

Album of the Year

Won

Burna Boy Girlfriend

Earlier in 2022, Burna Boy and Stefflon Don are known to be dating after they both posted some of their love moment on social media. Though the relationship didn’t last long, it is one of the best recognised romantic relationship in 2022. According to Stefflon Don, the relationship failed after they both find out that they are not compatible.

After some months Burna Boy was seeing steeping out with another Girlfriend which is rumoured to be a Ghanian Singer.

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