Burna Boy Biography, Net worth and All Awards

Burna Boy Biography, Net worth and All Awards

Burna Boy is a top Nigerian afro-fusion singer and songwriter. He is the CEO of Spaceship Entertainment record label and enjoys both international and local popularity.

Full Birth NameDamini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Date and place of birth2 July 1991 (age 29)
Port Harcourt
Bad Habit
Warner Music
Alma materCorona Secondary School, Agbara

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Burna Boy’s Early Life and Career Beginnings

Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu on July 2, 1991, in Ahaoda, Rivers State, Nigeria, Burna Boy is the first child of Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. His grandfather, Benson Idonije, managed Fela Kuti.

Showing an early interest in music, Burna Boy began creating music at the age of 10, using FruityLoops software borrowed from classmates. In secondary school, he formed a music band that performed at concerts. Although he later went to London for further education, his passion for music led him to drop out.

Recognizing Burna Boy’s dedication to music, his mother secured him an internship at a radio station. After work, Burna Boy made it a routine to go to the studio and record songs, even keeping a generator in his car’s trunk as a power backup for the studio.

Burna Boy gained prominence in 2012 with the release of the hit single “Like to Party” from his debut album, L.I.F.E. The album sold 40,000 copies on its debut day and was produced by Leriq. Featuring collaborations with artists like 2face, M.I, Reminisce, Wizkid, Timaya, and Olamide, L.I.F.E. earned critical acclaim, drawing comparisons to the works of Fela Kuti. The album even reached number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart in the same year.

Burna Boy and Spaceship Entertainment

Burna boy left Aristokrat records in 2014, and in 2015 he established his record label named Spaceship Entertainment.

Burnaboy released his second album, ‘On a Spaceship’ on the 25th of November 2015. Burnaboy later released his 3rd studio album – Outside, on the 26th of January 2018.

Burna boy described Outside as a mixtape because it is a mix of Afro-beats, dancehall, reggae, and road rap.

Outside was produced by Leriq, Baba Stiltz, Jae 5, Juls, Chopstix, Steel Banglez, Fred Gibson, Phantom, and FTSE. The album ranked at number 3 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in February 2018.

On the 21st of March 2019, Burna Boy released a 4-track EP titled Steel & Copper; in collaboration with Los Angeles-based electronic duo DJDS.

Burna Boy’s Latest Endorsement Deals

As is the norm for Nigerian musicians to be brand ambassadors for companies, Burna boy is not left out as he shares endorsements. Burnaboy was able to secure brand ambassador deals from Globacom, Nigerian Breweries Plc, and Mortell Cognac.

Burna Boy’s Latest Net Worth 2024

Aside from being an international music star, Burna Boy also has endorsements with Globacom, Star Lager beer etc.

Burnaboy’s tickets for his shows are always sold out, home and abroad – a good source of income.

So, it is expected that he has a high net worth. Burna Boy’s net worth is estimated at $19million.

Burna Boy’s Affluence and Cars

Burna Boy loves flashy and quality, and luxurious things, which reflect in his fleet of cars. Burnaboy’s fleet of cars includes Mercedes Benz worth over 20 million Naira, a Range Rover Sports car worth over 18 million Naira, a G-wagon, and a Lexus salon 2015.

Lifestyle in pictures

On a Spaceship2015
African Giant2019

Burna Boy’s Latest Nominations

  1. Nominated at The Headies for Next Rated in 2013.
  2. Best R&B Single Nominee at the Headies 2014.   
  3. Nominated L.I.F.E. at the Headies as the Best R&B/Pop Album in 2014.     
  4. He was Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year nominee at the Headies 2014.
  5. L.I.F.E. was nominated for the Album of the Year at the Headies 2014.      
  6. Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominated him for the Best Pop Artist of the Year in 2015.              

Burna Boy’s All Awards

  1. Best New Act of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013.
  2. South Music Awards named his song “Like to Party” as Best Pop in 2013.
  3. MTV Africa Music Awards honoured him as the Best New Act in 2014.
  4. L.I.F.E. was named Best Album of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2015.
  5. He was nominated for YouTube artist on the rise in 2018.
  6. ‘Ye’ was named as Listener’s Choice at the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival in 2019.
  7. At the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival, Ye was named the Song of the Year in 2019.
  8. He was named Best Male M.V.P. at the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival in 2019.
  9. African Artiste of the Year at the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival in 2019.
  10. Best International Act at the B.E.T. Awards 2019.
  11. Apple Music Up Next Artist in July 2019.

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