Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and also a rapper. He has gained international recognition due to his music which blends Afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop. However, he rose to prominence in the year 2012 after he released his debut studio album “L.I.F.E.” (Leaving an Impact for Eternity).
He was born on 2nd July 1991, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos. Therefore, he is 32 years years old.
Burna Boy family
So, he comes from a family of music enthusiasts. This is because Benson Idonije, who is his grandfather was a music critic and manager. He was working closely with the legendary musician Fela Kuti from Nigeria. Again, his mother, whose name is Bose Ogulu, also works in the music industry as his manager and co-executive producer on various albums. However, he has two siblings. His younger sister is Nissi Ogulu and is also a musician. His younger brother is Ronami Ogulu. Burna Boy is the eldest child in the family and seems to have a very good relationship with his family.
Education of Burna Boy
Nigeria. Later, he went to Corona Secondary School in Agbara, again in Lagos. After his secondary education, he relocated to London, England university to study Media Technology. However, after two years, he dropped off and decided to focus on his music career.
So, he is in a relationship with Stefflon Don whose real name is Stephanie Victoria Allen. She is a British rapper and singer. They went public on their relationship in the year 2019. However, the two have not made any announcement on their official marriage yet.
Children to Burna Boy
So, he has not made any public announcement about having any children.
So, his music career started in the year 2010. His first song was “Freedom”. Later, he signed with Aristokrat Records which is a Nigerian record label and released the album “L.I.F.E.” (Leaving an Impact for Eternity) in the year 2013.
Since then, he has released several albums, including “On a Spaceship” (2015), “Outside” (2018), and “African Giant” (2019). This won the award for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2020. His music blends well with the elements of Afrobeat, dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop.
Moreover, he has also collaborated with other artists in music such as Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Jorja Smith, and Beyoncé. Again, he participated in major music festivals around the world, for instance, Coachella and Glastonbury, and has won several awards. These include the BET Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, and Soundcity MVP Awards.
Additionally, he is known for his activism and advocacy for social justice.
The estimate of his net worth is around $17 million which he has earned mainly through his career.