Burna Boy's autobiography ,Who is Burna Boy's Father ?,Fela Kuti Relation
17 September 2019
By Ian Jacob
Who is Burna Boy?
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly know as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Born July 2nd 1991 (28) in Portacot, Nigeria. He is a diverse artist but mostly identifies with Afrofusion.
Burna Boy’s Career Strides
He made his breakthrough in 2012 after releasing ‘Like to Party’ off his debut album L. I. F. E (2013) .In 2017 Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit and Warner Group.In 2019 Burna boy won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards. In the same year became Apple Music’s Up Next artist. He released his fourth studio album African Giant on July 2019. The album has had a successful spell with International acts like Jorja Smith on ‘Gum Body’ , Damian Marley on ‘Different' and unexpected collaboration with YG on ‘This Side’. Burna Boy got a slot on Beyonće’s The Gift Album on Ja Ara E. The Nigerian was in high demand in 2019 with another feature on one of UK’s biggest artist Santan Dave on Location. Burna Boy is also famous for some awesome tracks like Ye, Gbona, Tonight and awhole lot more jams.
Burna Boys Family/Manager / Relation to Fela Kuti.
Many might not known Samuel Ogulu, Burna Boy’s father.Him and his wife are from Mbiama, Rivers State, Nigeria. Samuel is closely linked to afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Samuel’s wife , Bose Ogulu was the daughter of Benson Idonije (Fela’s manager back in the day). This explains why Burna Boy’s liking to the Afrofusion genre in relation to Fela Kuti.
Burna Boy’s siblings: Ruonami Ogulu and Nissi Ogulu. (Both Girls)
Bose Ogulu was a music lover and chose to manage her son, Burna Boy. She accepted his Best International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards on Burna’s absence. Burna Boy had gone to get a drink without any knowledge that he would be called to receive the award.
Burna Boy’s net worth
Burna Boy’s net worth is estimated to a cool 1.2 million dollars. In 2016 Burna Boy signed an Endorsement Deal with Martel Cognac to become the product’s brand ambassador.
On 7 October 2018, Burna Boy performed a sold-out event at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. A day before the show, he appeared in a pop-up event at Red by Little Farm and sold a few boxes of his Space Puffs cereal, and also custom notepads, including lighters and graphic tee-shirts. On 9th of October 2018, Burna Boy was announced to be one of Spotify’s New Afro Hub Takeover Artistes. At the same time, he was named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise for 3 months.
In June 2019, Burna Boy signed an endorsement deal with Star Larger Beer. The deal coincided with Nigeria’s appearance at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON Egypt 2019) and saw him on TV wearing a Nigeria jersey.
Burna Boy’s Girlfriend
Burna Boy bagged quite the beauty. He is currently dating English rapper Stephanie Victoria Allen popularly known by her stage name Stefflon Don. They met in Ghana after Stefflon missed her flight. She went for Burna’s concert that night.
Burna Boy and his Bae Steflon Don