Burna Boy

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Burna Boy
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Background information
Birth name Damini Ogulu
Born (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 25)[1]
Lagos
Origin Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria
Genres Afro Beat
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, performer, dancer
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts AKA, Da L.E.S, Leriq, 2face Idibia, Timaya, Reminisce, Nyanda Wizkid, Davido, Iyanya, Sarkodie, D'banj, Lynxxx, Heavy K
Website onaspaceship.com

Damini Ogulu (born 2 July 1991),[2] better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.

Life and music career[edit]

Burna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. He grew up in Ahoada, Rivers State, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos.[2] In a 2013 interview with the net, Burna Boy said that he was looking at launching his own company at the start of 2014.[3]

On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Like To Party" which saw his rise to prominence.[2][4] On 5 September 2012, the video for "Like to Party" was released. The music video, which was shot by Squareball Media services, ran for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.[5]

On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled "Tonight"[6] On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song.[7] In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2014 "Don Gorgon"[8] TBA
"Check & Balance"[9]
2013 "Run My Race" L.I.F.E: Leaving an Impact for Eternity
"Yawa Dey"
"Celebrate"
"Won Da Mo"
(featuring D'banj)
TBA
2012 "Like to Party" L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity
"Tonight"
2011 "Shobeedo (Freestyle)" Non album single

Videography[edit]

Year Title Director Ref
2015 P.A.I.D Sesan [10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself Won [11]
The Headies 2013 Next Rated NOMINATED [12]
South South Music Awards Best Pop "Like to Party" Won [13]
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards Best New Act Himself Won [14]
The Headies Best R&B Single Don Gordon Nominated [15][16]
Best R&B/Pop Album L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity Nominated
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year Nominated
Album of the Year Nominated
Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Album of the Year L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity Won .[17]
2015 Best Pop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [18][19]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Burna Boy". NotjustOk. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Osagie Alonge (2 December 2013). "NET Exclusive: Burna Boy banned from the UK, to leave record label soon". the net. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Ovie O (31 May 2012). "Burna Boy – Like To Party". Notjustok. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Video: Burna Boy – Like to Party". tooxclusive. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  6. ^ kas (24 September 2012). "Burna Boy – Tonight". tooXclusive. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  7. ^ kombo (31 December 2012). "Burna Boy – Tonight [Download]". naijabambam. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Don Gorgon - Single by Burna Boy". iTunes. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Netzayet Itzea (17 September 2014). "Download Burna Boy's Check and Balance". Okayafrica. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Da L.E.S, Burna Boy, AKA Trio put on a 'luxury' display in 'P.A.I.D' video". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards: Full List of Winners & Scoop". Bellanaija.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "FULL NOMINEES LIST OF THE HEADIES 2013". 5 December 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "SOUTH SOUTH MUSIC AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES LIST". 31 October 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Mtv Base (16 April 2014). "MTV NEWS 2014 MAMA NOMINEES REVEALED". Mtv Base. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "DOWNLOAD:The Headies 2014 | View Nominees List". notjustOk. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Headies 2014: Davido, Olamide, Patoranking, Mavins win big, Wizkid missing - Vanguard News". 15 December 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  17. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (31 May 2014). "Pop duo, Skuki, reject Nigerian Entertainment Awards nomination". Premium Times. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Winners From The 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards". 360Nobs.com. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  19. ^ "Full List Of Nominees For Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015 | Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". 12 June 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  20. ^ Enabs (13 November 2016). "Burna Boy – Biography, Age, Net Worth & Songs". Nigerian Info Box. Retrieved 13 November 2016.