Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter is celebrating his 29th birthday today.
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.
Burna Boy’s brilliantly catchy brand of Afrobeats has seen him cement his status as one of Africa’s most exciting artists. From his epic 2019 album ‘African Giant’ to his stunning live performances, there are plenty of reasons why everyone is talking about the Nigerian star.
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.
Burna Boy is nominated for International Male Solo Artist at the 2020 BRIT Awards.
Damini Ogulu, Burna boy was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti. His mother Bose Ogulu would later become his manager. Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops. He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara and relocated to London to further his studies.