Many Nigerians and other music lovers have come to term with the fact that Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy is not in the game of doing music just for the fun of it.
The singer has overtime adopted consistency and dynamism in the way and manner he thrilled his fans to new Jamz and this has earned him respect, accolades and many awards.
Burna Boy, who emerged as the first Nigerian to win BET Awards “Best International Act” consecutively (2019, 2020) has put the name of Nigeria on the global map hence drawing attention to himself, his craft and his country, Nigeria.
Since he came to the limelight, the self-acclaimed African-Giant has been able to spread his tentacles across many African countries and beyond as he has also featured in many songs with good delivery, one of which is the Jerusalema remix.
Facts About Burna Boy
1. Burna Boy is the first Nigerian artiste to be nominated for an MTV, EMA, a BET Award and a Grammy in the same year.
2. Burna Boy first performed on stage for the first time at Calabar station.
3. Burna boy has mentioned his late childhood best friend’s name, Gambo in about 5 songs and has his name tattooed on his body.
4. Burna Boy has a tattoo of Nigeria’s coat of arms with the word Omo Naija on his arm.
5. Burna Boy is the only featured act with a solo song on Beyonce’s Lion King: The gift album.
Aside from the aforementioned facts about the singer, it is also on record that his first album sold over 50, 000 copies in a day and his grandfather worked closely with one of Africa’s biggest musicians, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Burna Boy, who started making music at the age of ten got a tattoo of the late afrobeat legend, Fela on his arm as a sign of his love for the late singer.
It would be on record that the singer has the interest of his continent at heart given his speech during the BET Awards 2020 when he opined that “for Black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”
The singer has been nominated and also won several awards which include Nigeria Entertainment Awards, The Headies, MTV Africa Music Awards, Soundcity MVP Awards and BET Awards among many others.