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About Burna boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is an Nigerian singer and songwriter.[1][2] He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing "Like to Party", the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside marked his major-label debut.[3] In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.[4][5] He was awarded the African Artiste of the year at the 2020 VGMA's.

 Early life 

Damini Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.[6] His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti.[7][8] His mother Bose Ogulu would later become his manager.[9] Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops.[7][10]
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He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara and relocated to London to further his studies.[11][7] He later studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex, followed by Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University.[12]


Burna Boy describes his music as Afro-fusion, a genre that blends Afrobeat, dancehall riddims, reggae, American rap and R&B.[40][7] August Brown of the Los Angeles Times said Burna Boy's sound is "savvy and modern but undistracted by obvious crossover moves".[52]

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