Damini Ogulu (Burna boy): Biography, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on July 2, 1991. He is one of Afrobeats’ principal artists, who’s also known as Burna Boy. Regarded as one of the best songwriters and singers on the African continent, Burna Boy has lived as much as the hype with a productive discography and several laurels to his credit.

Burna Boy is the 2021 winner of the Best World Music Album Category on the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for his 5th studio album: Twice As Tall.

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022
Burna boy

The music star came into the limelight in 2012 after he was signed to Aristokrat Records and dropped the tune Like To Party, which happened to be the lead single of his debut album, L.I.F.E, which was dropped in 2013.

A 3-time International Best Act on the BET Awards and primary Afrobeats artiste to promote out Wembley arena (SSE arena), Burna Boy is the founding father of Spaceship Entertainment and is presently signed to Warner Music Group.

It simply took Burna Boy a few years to perform what the vast majority of his competitors couldn’t accomplish in a huge range of years. He raged the track enterprise in 2010 and worked his way to the pinnacle two years after, becoming one of Nigeria’s quick-rising, attention-grabbing stars.

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The vocalist has proven to have all it takes to be as great as Fela Kuti and other great music icons. He has the voice, ability, aptitudes, allure, and a vanquishing soul that has pushed them via several boundaries in the business.

Let’s get to know this star, shall we?

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022

Profile Summary

Real Name Damini Ogulu
Stage name Burna boy
Date of birth July 2, 1991
Place of birth Ahoada, Rivers State
State of origin Rivers State
State of ResidenceLagos State
Nationality Nigeria
MotherBose Ogulu
Sibling Nissi Ogulu
Girlfriend Stefflon don ( ex. )
Occupation Singer • songwriter
Net Worth $20 Million – $25 Million

Early Life

Burna Boy, Damini Ogulu, was born on July 2, 1991, in the coastal city of Port Harcourt. He is an indigene of Rivers State and hails from both the Niger Delta and South-South regions of Nigeria.

He comes from a mixed parentage. His mother is a Yoruba woman named Bose Ogulu, while his father is named Samuel Ogulu. Burna Boy’s family happens to be a creative one.

Burna Boy is the second of three children born to Bose and Samuel Ogulu. He is the older brother of Nissi Ogulu, a singer and mechanical engineer. His older sister, Romani Ogulu, is a scientist and designer.

His grandfather, Benson Idonijie, is a veteran radio broadcaster, music critic and one-time band manager of Fela Kuti. Also, his mother was a former Kalakuta Queen, one of the female dancers of Fela Kuti.

He was raised by his parents in the Christian faith and spent his early years in Port Harcourt and Lagos City. Being a member of a family with a rich art background aided Burna Boy discover his talent in music quite early.

Interestingly, his parents didn’t oppose his quest to pursue his passion. Instead, they encouraged him, which inspired him to compose songs while he was still in high school.

He knew that he would have to make unique music that would stand out, having set the goal to be one of the most excellent musicians in the history of music. Thus, he chose to tow the path of Afrobeats and allowed himself to be influenced by records from the likes of Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, amongst others.

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Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022


Burna Boy is from an upper-middle-class background, hence he had quality education.

He completed his creché and primary school education at a top private school in Port Harcourt. He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara, Ogun State for his middle and high school education.

When he moved to the United Kingdom, he studied at the University Of Sussex, bagging a degree in Media Technology.

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Having learnt how to produce beats using FruityLoops, Burna Boy recorded two mixtapes, Burn Notice and Burn Identity, before signing to Aristokrat Records. Under this record label, he released the hit song, Like To Party, in 2012, which further pushed him into the limelight.

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022

Like To Party is the lead single of his debut studio album, L.I.F.E, which was launched on August 12, 2013. The album features other top-charting singles like Run My Race, Yawa Dey, Always Love You and Tonight.

Burna Boy was nominated for the 2013 Next Rated Artiste award at The Headies. However, he lost the award to fellow singer, Sean Tizzle. His debut album L.I.F.E was nominated for the Best Album Of The Year at the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Two years after becoming a well-known music star, he left Aristokrat Records and founded his own label, Spaceship Entertainment, in February 2015. Under his record label, he has released four other commercially successful albums and music projects.

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On November 25, 2015, he released his most anticipated second studio album titled: On A Spaceship. The album was closely supported by a debut EP, Redemption, released in September 2016.

Burna Boy made his comeback in January 2018 when he released his third album, Outside, which was released on the 26th of that month. The album helped him acquire international recognition with raving singles such as Ye, Rock Your Body, Koni Baje, Sekkle Down, Heaven’s Gate, and Streets Of Africa. The album went on to win Album Of The Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022

He was one of the African artists who were invited to work on Beyoncé‘s album, The Lion King: The Gift, in 2019. He wrote and recorded the single, Ja Ara E, and earned the honour of being the only guest artiste with their own track on the album.

Burna Boy became the first ever Afrobeats artist to sell out Wembley Arena that same year. Also, he went home with four awards at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, winning the coveted African Artiste Of The Year, Listener’s Choice and Best Male MVP award categories.

His fourth studio album, African Giant, which contains top-ranking singles like Anybody, Killin’ Dem, Gbona, On The Low, Dangote, amongst others, was released to critical acclaim and commercial success on the July 26, 2019.

The album was nominated for the Best World Music Album category at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2020. However, he lost the award to Beninese singer, Angelique Kidjo.

In 2020, during the pandemic, Burna Boy started recording his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall, which was executively produced by American music icon, P. Diddy (Sean Combs) and his mother, Bose Ogulu.

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022
Burna boy and his Mom

The album, which was released on August 14, 2020, won the Best World Music Album category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Thus, Burna Boy made history as the first Nigerian music artiste to be nominated subsequently at the Grammys.

Burna Boy‘s single, Destiny (one of the tracks in the African Giant album), was included in the playlist at the inaugural ceremony of Joe Biden as the President of the United States. His song, My Money, My Baby, was featured in the film, Queen and Slim‘s soundtrack album. His latest single featuring Wizkid, Ballon D’Or, was released in January 2022.

Twice As Tall
African Giant
On A Spaceship
Burn Notice

Social Media

Burna Boy is one of the most followed Nigerian artists on social media. This is due to his strong influence on pop culture.

He has over 8.8 million followers on Instagram and over 5.9 million followers on Twitter.

Instagram – @burnaboygram
Twitter – @burnaboy

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Personal Life

Burna Body is regarded in some quarters as the Giant Of African music and seen as one of the continent’s top three artists alongside Wizkid and Davido. The Port Harcourt-born singer turned 30 on July 2. As expected, his family members, close friends and management team threw a exquisite party to celebrate the milestone.

His current manager is his mother, Bose Ogulu. He shuttles his time between Lagos and London, where his girlfriend resides. Burna Boy is romantic with UK female artist Stefflon Don. Their relationship began in 2018.

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022
Burna boy and Stefflon don

He is one of Nigeria’s richest artists, and this is obvious from his luxurious lifestyle. He has featured in top magazines like Vogue, British GQ and Evening Standard. He is a football enthusiast and supports the English club, Manchester United. He is a brand ambassador of Pepsi, Nigerian Breweries PLC, and tech company, Chipper Cash.

Net Worth

Burna Boy‘s success in the music industry has given him the opportunity to earn a fortune from his career from royalties, brand partnership deals and performance at gigs.

His net worth estimated at US$20 million to US$25 million.

Damini Ogulu ( Burna boy  ) : Biography,  Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Mother and Net Worth 2022


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