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Artiste Biography – Burna Boy



The Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter Burna Boy was born Damini Ogulu in Lagos in 1991. He began making music at a very tender age ,

He is the only boy child and the eldest of three children. During his upbringing, Burna Boy spent most of his summer vacations in the UK. He participated in summer language immersion camps in France, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire, before moving to the UK. Between 1993 and 2002, Burna Boy attended Montessori International in Port Harcourt and Corona Secondary School in Lagos. He founded the band Def Code while at Corona and performed at the school’s 50th anniversary.


Burna Boy studied media technology from 2008 to 2009 at the University of Sussex. He also studied media communication and culture at Oxford Brookes University between 2009 and 2010. He then completed a one-year internship at Rhythm 93.7 FM Port Harcourt before signing a record deal with Aristokrat Records and officially launching his music career

spent most of his youth immersed in American acts like DMX. He delved into the dancehall and reggae music his father listened to, and the Afrobeat music that his grandfather preferred (he’d also been Fela Kuti’s first manager).


As a result of his new discoveries, Ogulu created a confluence of genres that would become his signature sound. Alongside LeriQ, they created “Like to Party,” which marked his rise to prominence, and created a local buzz along the way.

2013 saw the release of his debut studio album. L.I.F.E., which featured guest slots from Wizkid, Timaya, 2face, and M.I., drew favorable reviews from the music press.

\For his sophomore effort, 2015’s On a Spaceship, he parted ways with both his record company and LeriQ, and delivered a record even more diverse than his first.


In 2017, he teamed up with producer Juls for the single “Rock Your Body.” A host of singles followed throughout the year, including “GBA,” “Streets of Africa,” “Koni Baje,” and “Sekkle Down,” featuring J Hus.

Dropping the Lily Allen-aided single “Heaven’s Gate” in early January 2018, Burna Boy delivered his third album, Outside, later that month. He returned a year later with the single “Killin Dem,” a collaboration with Zlatan.

Burna Boy realesed a new song and video titled Dangote ” The richest man in Africa ” . Burna boy has over the past years become the peoples favourite African Act . He is loved by fans from all walks of life .


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  1. Thabani

    March 7, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I love Burna boy

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