Being an A list artiste in Nigeria is not a days job. Passing through from the upcoming stage and delivering that hit song which you want your audience to listen to is not easy. NIGERIA as a country has produced lots of talents in the entertainment industry, in fact, lots of talents are coming up daily with good songs, but what can you do as an artist to capture the heart of your fans, you have to do something different. That is what Burna Boy gave us, he gave us something we have not heard before. Burna Boy came with a force into the music industry, at first, no one liked his style but as time goes on fans and music lovers appreciated his unique style of music.
- Full Name: Damini Ogulu
- Date Of Birth: July 2nd, 1991
- Net Worth: $10,000
- Occupation: Artiste, Songwriter
- State Of Origin: Port Harcourt
- Country Of Origin: Nigeria
BURNA BOY NET WORTH 2019 AND BIOGRAPHY
Burna Boy is currently the artiste that is making waves at the moment. He started from the bottom and here he is at the top, with so much hit songs which he made in 2018, landed him several awards and nominations. He was able to shut down big places both home and abroad which signifies that indeed he is a blessing to the Nigerian music industry. This article will show you the biography of Burna Boy and his net worth.
Born 2nd of July 1991 to the Ogulu family. Damini Ogulo also known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian artiste, an Afro singer, and a songwriter. Burna Boy started music at a tender age, like every child he started early, grew up in South London before relocating to Rivers State, Nigeria. He attended school like every growing child in Rivers state, he was enrolled into the Montessori International School where he finished his primary education and later attended Corona, Agbara in Lagos state, Nigeria, he finished his secondary school education. While in school his love for music grew wide and strong.
- Early Life and Education
Starting at the age of ten, he began making music when a friend of his shared with him a software, he worked on an old computer. After his secondary education he moved to London to further and attend a university, he was arrested for being a part of a gang that had allegedly stabbed a person to death, this took place in 2010, but could not continue his education after two years which made him come back to Nigeria. At age 19 he was back again to Nigeria, where he worked in an old studio with LeriQ. Coming back to Nigeria and making the Nigerian kind of music was a big challenge to him, because he had always wanted to create his own unique sound, growing up as a young child he preferred the likes of DMX and some other foreign songs, moving down to his country made him appreciate the likes of Fela. He fell in love with Afro sound and reggae which made him create his own unique content. His father loved his kind of music and he was able to preach a message through his songs.
Creating his own music was his goal at that moment, alongside LeriQ he was able to make his first hit, which was well accepted in the country. Although his first single was more like a pop sound it was accepted. Burna Boy released Like To Party and dropped the video thereafter which was shot by Squareball media services. This song made the name Burna Boy a household name in the Nigerian music industry, his song was mostly played at clubs, bars, and even DJ Mixtape.
Following the release of Like To Party which was a huge success, he dropped another single which he titled Tonight which was released 24th September 2012, follow suit was the video which was released December, this video talks about his Innate feelings. Following that single Burna Boy released My Journey’ which talks about that tales of Life, how he was from a dreamer to an accomplished artiste now.
The year 2013, was a year for Burna Boy in which he released his first studio album which he titled L.I.F.E which means Living An Impact For Eternity. This album featured lots of artists like wizkid, M.I, Timaya, and 2face. Burna Boy used this album to carve out a name for himself in the industry. In 2014, he split from his Record label Aristokrat record which made him open his own Spaceship Entertainment, he became the boss of himself.
Achievements and Break Into Stardom
Spaceship Entertainment was founded in 2015. He released a Sophomore album that same year which he titled on a Spaceship. In 2016, he released a 7 track EP which he titled REDEMPTION, the EP which had a lead single titled Pree Me. 2017 Burna Boy teamed up with producer Jul’s to drop a new song which he titled Rock Your Body, he did something more diverse than his usual kind of music in this track.
Throughout 2017, Burna Boy worked hard as he delivered lots of singles like Sekkle Down ft J Hus, GBA, Streets of Africa, Koni Baje With an added single of Lily Allen Heaven’s Gate.
2018 was a year Burna Boy came with full force into the music industry, he was widely accepted both home and abroad. Burna Boy dropped various tracks which were a hit and prompted him to win many awards in the industry. January 2018, he was featured on a track Sunshine Riptide on Fall Out Boy’s Album which was nominated for the Grammy Awards. He released his third studio album for 2018 which was titled Outside, this was his big break to stardom, Outside was debuted at number three on Billboards Reggae Album charts. The song YE which has been accredited as the biggest song in Nigeria for 2018.
Following with the release of YE Burna Boy gave us hits like Gbona which followed a good video and had so many positive reviews, he dropped On The Low which had so many fans talking that Burna Boy has a secret love life going on which he does not want one to know about. Burna Boy was featured as YouTube’s artiste on the rise year 2018, which made everyone says he deserves it, as he has worked so hard to get to where he is today.
January 3rd, 2019 Burna Boy alongside Mr. Eazi has been said to be on the artist lineup on their debut outing on Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards ceremony which includes African Artiste of the year, Song of the year, although he was not able to attend the event, as his mum was there to represent him. The award night came with full surprises when he was called the winner of four awards making him the biggest artiste that night, he did well for himself, as his mum has assured everyone of more good songs to come 2019.
With full expectations, we are expecting more from him from the following years, as he is among the few artistes that are ready to shapen the Nigeria music industry with their good songs.
Burna Boy Net Worth 2019 In Dollars
As an artiste of High class, Burna Boy fancies a lot of items. He is known as a lover of cars and expensive pieces of jewelry. He owns six cars which comprise of a Mercedes-Benz which costs him over 20 million naira, G-Wagon, A Range Rover sports utility vehicle which costs over 18 million naira, a Lexus Saloon 2015 and a lot of others. His networth is estimated to be $10 million, a fortune that was just accumulated in a short period of time.
He has done well for himself and he has been able to achieve what most artistes could not achieve till they left the music industry, Burna Boy is actually a role model for the young ones coming up there, as his songs are known as a source of inspiration to his fans out there.
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Burna Boy aside music does other business for himself, as a statement which he released in 2014, he said apart from music, he is also going to focus on his business. He is the face of Martell Cognac and Glo in which he is paid millions of naira. He is known as one of the richest reggae artiste Nigeria has ever produced or we could even call him the Fela of this generation.
We hope to listen to good songs from this artiste and also more awards to his name.
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