Burna Boy Net Worth, Bio, Career, Girfriend, Albums

Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer with an estimated net worth of $18 million. Burna Boy is a well-known and successful Nigerian personality. He is a superb Nigerian vocalist who has received widespread acclaim throughout his career.

Damini has been engaged in the music industry for a long time and has received critical acclaim for his albums and songs.

His first major work, Like to Party, was released in 2012 and was a huge success, establishing his profile. The next year, his debut album was released, which included the previously stated song.

Burna Boy Profile Summary

  • Net Worth:         $18 Million
  • Name:  Burna Boy
  • Date of Birth:     July 2, 1991
  • Gender:               Male
  • Profession:         Nigerian singer
  • Nationality:         Nigerian
Burna Boy Net Worth
Burna Boy Net Worth. Photo Credit: @burnaboygram: Instagram

Burna Boy Early Life

Burna Boy, a stage name for Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is a very popular and prosperous person in Nigeria. Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, on July 2, 1991. Ogulu spent the majority of his childhood in Southern Nigeria, where he lived with his mother, Bose Ogulu, who subsequently became his manager.

His mother is also a language translator, which has aided Ogulu greatly in his profession. His father formerly worked for a welding company.

Ogulu began making music at a young age. He made music with Fruityloops in the beginning and was fairly successful. He afterwards travelled to London to further his studies and learn more about music.

Ogulu debuted his songs in Lagos after finishing a year-long internship with Rhythm 93.7 FM.

Burna Boy has claimed that he will be studying in his hometown in Nigeria. He attended Corona High School. After finishing high school, he enrolled at the University of Sussex to study media technology.

He soon transferred to Oxford Brookes University to study media communications and culture.

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Career

Burna Boy recorded two mixtapes, Burn Notice and Burn Identity, after learning how to make beats with Fruity Loops and signing to Aristokrat Records. In 2012, he launched the popular song “Like To Party” on this label, catapulting him into the spotlight.

The first track of his debut studio album, LIFE, which was released on August 12, 2013, is called “Like To Party.” The album also included the number-one hits Run My Race, Yawa Dey, Always Love You, and Tonight.

Burna Boy was nominated for The Headies’ 2013 Next Rated Artiste award. However, he was defeated by fellow singer Sean Tizzle for the honour.

At the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards, his debut album L.I.F.E was nominated for Best Album Of The Year.

He quit Aristokrat Records in February 2015, two years after becoming a music celebrity, to create his own music label, Spaceship Entertainment.

Oluwa Burna has recorded four other commercially successful albums and music ventures as Spaceship.

On A Spaceship, his eagerly awaited second studio album was released on November 25, 2015. The first EP called Redemption was published in September 2016 to go along with the LP.

Burna Boy made a reappearance in January 2018 with the release of his third album, Outside, on the 26th of the month.

The album assisted him in achieving global recognition with smash singles including Ye, Heaven’s Gate, Rock Your Body, Koni Baje, Sekkle Down, and Streets Of Africa.

The record won Record of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

He was one of a number of African artists selected to work on Beyoncé’s album The Lion King: The Gift in 2019. He penned and recorded the single, Ja Ara E, and was the only guest performer to have their own tune on the album.

That same year, Burna Boy became the first Afrobeats musician to sell out Wembley Arena. Furthermore, he won four honours at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Honors Festival, including African Artiste Of The Year, Listener’s Choice, and Best Male MVP.

His fourth studio album, African Giant, was released on July 26th, 2019 to critical acclaim and commercial success. It features top-charting hits including Anybody, Killin’ Dem, Gbona, On The Low, Dangote, and others.

The album received a nomination for Best World Music Album at the 2020 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. However, the Beninese vocalist Angelique Kidjo triumphed over him.

Burna Boy began producing his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall, in 2020, during the epidemic, which was executive produced by American music icon P. Diddy (Sean Combs) and his mother, Bose Ogulu.

The record, which was published on August 14, 2020, won Best World Music Record at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. As a result, Burna Boy became the first Nigerian musician to receive back-to-back Grammy nominations.

Burna Boy’s single Destiny (from the African Giant album) was put on the playlist at Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States which led to the increase of Burna Boy net worth.

His song, My Money, My Baby, was featured on the soundtrack CD for the film Queen and Slim. Ballon d’Or, his most recent collaboration with Wizkid, was released in January 2022.

Burna Boy Awards

Burna Boy is without a doubt one of Nigeria’s most successful musicians. Since launching his professional music career in 2010, he has been relentless and consistent. Interestingly, his efforts have not gone unnoticed, as he has received numerous honours, including various nominations in Nigeria, Africa, and throughout the world.

The following is a list of some of the prizes earned by Burna Boy since the start of his professional music career.

  • Best Pop by South South Music Awards
  • Best New Act of the Year by Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards “Best Album of the Year”
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards “Best Pop Artist of the Year”
  • Listener’s Choice by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • Song of the Year by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • Best Male MVP by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • African Artiste of the Year by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • BET Awards “Best International Act”
  • Artiste of the Year by The Headies
  • The Headies “Song of the Year”
  • The Headies “Best Collaboration”
  • Best African Act by MTV Europe Music Awards
  • African Muzik Magazine Awards “Song of the Year”
  • Artist of the Year by African Muzik Magazine Awards
  • West African Male Artiste of the Year by All Africa Music Awards
  • All Africa Music Awards “Album of the Year”
  • Soundcity MVP Awards Festival “Song of the Year”
  • African Artiste of The Year by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • Soundcity MVP Awards Festival “Best Male MVP”
  • Grammy Award “Best Global Music Album” for Twice as Tall Album

Burna Boy won the Grammy award for Best Global Music Album for his album Twice as Tall on March 14, 2021, after being nominated twice, with Wizkid winning the Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce.

Personal Life

Of course, we know he’s single and hot, and he hasn’t married yet. He is not alone, though, because he is in a public relationship with Stefflon Don (28), an English rapper, singer, and songwriter. The couple has been dating since early 2019.

The two lovebirds did, however, meet in Ghana in 2018 when Stefflon Don attended a musical show after missing her flight. She saw Burna Boy perform, and they later met, and their love affair began.

Burna Boy did, however, once have a relationship with a British woman named Jo Pearl, which is claimed to have lasted for two years.

Net Worth

According to Forbes, Burna Boy net worth is estimated to be $18 million.

His massive net worth is derived from music album sales, live concerts and tours, and monetized social media platforms (such as YouTube).

Social Media

Instagram: @burnaboygram

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