This article is about Biography of Burna Boy
Damini Ogulu known in music as Burna Boy was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator.
His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti. His mother Bose Ogulu would later become his manager.
Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops.
He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara and relocated to London to further his studies.
He later studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex, followed by Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University.
In January 2018, Burna Boy was featured on “Sunshine Riptide”, a track from Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album MANIA (2018). He released his third studio album Outside on 26 January 2018. Described as a mixtape.
Burna Boy describes his music as Afro-fusion, a genre that blends Afrobeat, dancehall riddims, reggae, American rap and R&B.
August Brown of the Los Angeles Times said Burna Boy’s sound is “savvy and modern but undistracted by obvious crossover moves”
On 3 January 2019, he was announced alongside Mr Eazi as one of the artists performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
He won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, including African Artiste of the Year, Listener’s Choice and Best Male MVP.