Burna Boy

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991),[1] known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and rapper. He is one of the biggest and most successful African artists.[2][3][4]

Burna Boy
Background information
Birth nameDamini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Born (1991-07-02) 2 July 1991 (age 30)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer, rapper
Years active2011–present
Labels Publishing:
Associated acts

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.[5] 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.[6][7] He was awarded the African Artist of the year at the 2020 VGMA's. In 2020, his album Twice as Tall was nominated for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian with back-to-back nominations at the Grammys.[8] In 2021, he won the award for Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.[9]