● Burna Boy: 7 amazing facts about him you may not know
● Burna Boy is Nigerian born singer, born July 2nd 1991
7. Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu known is his birth name. He is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing his single ‘like to party’ prior to his debut studio album L.I.F.E.
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6. Burna Boy won Grammys award in March 2021
Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album in 2021 at the Grammys. His album, Twice As Tall won the Best Global Music Album at the Grammys in March 2021.
5. His connection to Fela Kuti
He was only 6years when Fela Kuti died. But he got exposed to his music through his grandfather’s large music collection who was Fela kuti’s first manager. His grandfather, Benson Idonije leaves behind his works including works of other great musicians. Burna Boy revealed that Fela Kuti was his biggest inspiration since childhood.
4. Burna Boy is managed by his own mother
Bose Ogulu, Burna Boys mother is his manager. Burna Boys mother said she’s the only one her son could trust. He says the only one who can have his best interest is his mother. His mother is also a business woman who speaks multiple languages. She speaks Yoruba, Italian, French, German and English. She the CEO of Language and Music School.
3. His first artiste name was Shotgun
Burna Boy’s first career name was Shotgun. He started freestyling and producing beats at his tender age, where he used Shotgun as his artiste name. He later changed it to Burna Boy because he wanted it to sound like “Super man, Spider man, Burna boy”
2. Burna Boy is an Afrobeat singer and calls his music Afro-fusion
The Nigerian musician says he does Afro-fusion. According to him, Afro-fusion which includes many genres with Afrobeat as the base. “Afro-fusion is basically like pizza, with Afrobeat as the base, the dough and everything else, the pepperoni and that, that’s reggae, the Dancehall, the R&B and hip-hop” he said.
1. Burna Boy is a Pan-Africanist
He is a Pan-Africanist who always tries to send that Pan-African message across, mostly in his songs and during interviews. He and his mother are strong advocates for African unity. “The reason for everything i do and how i do it is for one goal only, and that is the eventual unity of Africa. One day, we’ll have one passport, one African currency, one Africa. Then and only then will my mission be complete” he told GQ Magazine.