Burna Boy, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Albums, Awards and more

Burna Boy, born Damini Ogulu in 1991, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, performer and musician. He has risen to international fame over the years by establishing himself as one of Africa's most successful musical exports. In this article we will explore his life & career more closely. More post content below.


Damini Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on July 2nd, 1991, but grew up primarily between there and London for 10 years before relocating back to Lagos permanently with his family when he was 16. His love for music began at a young age. 

    Burna Boy can be said to be born in an Upper-Middle class family. He had his Primary and Secondary school education in Port Harcourt Rivers state, Nigeria. He had his Tertiary institution education at the University of Sussex, Bereton Montessori where he got himself a degree in Media Technology.

    He grew up in a music loving family, his mom was Once a kalakuta dancer for the Popular Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Ransome Kuti. This is all we have on The Early life and education of Burna Boy. More content will be added as time goes on.


There have been a lot of achievement and recognition through out his music career, but we will focus only on his most vital industry works.

    He cane into limelight after releasing his hit track, Like To Party, which was a track among his 2013 debut studio Album titled L.I.F.E. He released his second studio Album titled On A Spaceship on the 25th of November, 2015. He also released a debut studio EP in 2016 titled Redemption.

     In 2018, Burna Boy started gaining international recognitions after dropping his third album in 2018 titled Outside on the 20th of January. The album included hits like Ye (which he said was an inspiration after getting drunk), Heaven's Gate, Rock Your Body and lots more. The Album also won an award as the Best album of the year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

     He was part of the group of African artiste who worked and featured on Beyonce's The Lion King: The Gift album. He wrote and recorded the single, Ja Ara E on the Album. Other Nigerian artiste on the album included the likes of WizKid, Tekno, Yemi Slade, Tiwa Savage, and international artists like Shatta Wale and more.

  He released his fourth studio album titled AfricanGiant on the 26th of July, 2019. The Album was a success and contained numerous hit tracks like Anybody, Killing Dem ft Zlatan Ibile, Gbona, On the Low, Dangote and more. We can say that the African Giant Album have memorable hit tracks.

    In 2020, Burna Boy Began recording his fifth studio album during the Corona Virus pandemic Lockdown and released it on the 14th of August, 2020 titling it Twice As Tall. This Album won him a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album at the  2021 Grammy Awards. Making him one of the  Nigerian Males To win Grammy Awards alongside WizKid that same year.

     In 2022, Burna Boy released his sixth studio album titled Love Damini.


     Putting everything together, from the information above, we can see that Burna Boy has released a total of Six albums and a single Ep or so not including stand alone tracks. Here is a run down.

L.I.F.E 2013

On A Spaceship 2015

Redemption EP 2016

Outside 2018

African Giant 2019

Twice As Tall 2020

Love Damini 2022


    Burna Boy Has lots of awards, I will give a brief list of the awards.

– 4 Nigerian Entertainment Awards

– 16 Headies Awards

– 2 MTV Africa Awards

– 7 All African Music Awards.

    You can view the full list of Burna Boy's Awards using this Wikipedia Link


     Popular blogs rumored his estimated net worth to be about $20 Million to $25 Million Dollars not including his cars or landed properties. Post will be updated as time goes by.



     Burna Boy is known or was known for dating British Rapper, Stefflon Don in 2018. However, they broke up in 2022.

LABELS: Burna Has been under, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, and finally his own Record label, Spaceship records, which once housed  BNXN (BUJU).


     Burna Boy sings a combination of Afrobeat, Reggae, Dancehall, Pop and a bit of Afro Rap. He gets his style of singing mostly from the great Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti.


– Burna Boy's Mom, Mrs Bose Ogulu is his Manager

– Burna Boy has won a Grammy Award for his Album, Twice As Tall

– His Mother Was A Talakuta Dancer for the great Afrobeat Legend, Fela Kuti.

– He Hails from Rivers State, Nigeria.

– He is also known as Odugwu, Oluwa Burna, The African Giant.


Overall, Burna Boy can be recognised globally however,  differentiating recently established career foundations successes, initially skyrocketed popularity putting Nigeria foreward in the music industry, we can say Burna Boy among other top Nigerian artiste have and are doing their best to put the Nigerian Afrobeat Music Industry out there in the world. Burna is really a talent and we hope to see more of him as time goes by, We love you Oluwa Burna. 

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