Burna Boy Net Worth & Biography – Damini Ogulu better known by his stage name Burna Boy or Oluwa Burna is a Nigerian reggae & dance hall Singer, dancer and Songwriter.
He’s infamous for being tortous, crazy and crotchety.
Often referred to as the Tu Pac or 50cent of Nigeria.
That happens to be his own Achilles heel as he has a long history of dates with the police in London for being too ferocious and getting into trouble.
His ban from the UK has been lifted granting him access to London once again.
That’s just about his flaws, he’s a Nigerian music artists, an aficionado at his reggae dancehall style.
He brought his hot head into the music game and displays them.
He had once stripped down to his panties on stage, emulating his role model, Nigeria’s Afrobeat Legend Fela.
His mother, Bose Ogulu use to be his manager, until he fired her back to being motherly and handed his management mantle to someone else.
His being rugged didn’t impair his ability to do good music.
He has his own fan base who would pummel you for lashing out on him.
He has won lots of recognition’s and awards including endorsements deals.
Full Name: Damini Ogulu
Birth & Origin: 2, July 1991
Wealth source: Singing, song writing
Genre: Afrobeat, Reggae dancehall
Net Worth: $10,000,000
Birth, Early Life and Education
Damini Ogulu was born on July 2, 1991 in his home town Ahoada, Rivers State, Nigeria.
He relocated to Lagos at early childhood with his mum where he attended Montessori international school and Corona in Agbara.
He furthered his education by traveling to London to pursue a degree which was unfortunately marred by his extreme head temperatures and was deported back to Nigeria with a ban.
Burna Boy was inspired by Fela while growing up coupled with the fact that his grandfather Benson Idon was Fela’s manager.
His first entry into the music scene was with the single “Abeg Abeg” before his hit single “Like to party” in 2012.
He shot to relevance in the showbiz with the single and created a niche for himself in the industry.
Same year the video for “Like to party” was rolled out involving squareball media services.
Same year 2012, he released another single which was quite classic and more contemporary than his usual Afrobeat.
It was titled “Tonight” making him more gentlemanly than ever.
The single was produced by Aristocrats records, a record label he was signed into.
The single and others made up his debut album “Burn Notice”.
He later released his second successful album “Burn Identity” recording huge success.
In an undisclosed misunderstanding between him and Aristocrats record back in 2014, he called it quits with the label while deciding his mum will seize to be his manager.
In a tweet about the development he said “it’s time to let my mother be mother, and my manager be my manager “.
The “Run my race crooner” has released lots of scintillating tracks alternating inbetween reggae, dancehall and afrobeats.
Some of this great singles include yawa dey, wombo lombo something, check and balance, celebrate et al.
Burn Notice (2011)
Burn Identity (2011)
L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)
On a Spaceship (2015)
Redemption (EP) (2016)
Awards and Nominations
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year (Won)
The Headies 2013 Next Rated (Nominated)
South South Music Awards
Best Pop “Like to Party” (Won)
2014 MTV Africa Music Awards
Best New Act (Won)
The Headies Best R&B Single
Don Gordon (Nominated)
Best R&B/Pop Album
L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity (Nominated)
Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year (Nominated)
Album of the Year (Nominated)
Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best Album of the Year
L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity (Won)
Best Pop Artist of the Year Nominated
Endorsement and Net Worth
In 2016 Burna boy and other artists were signed in as brand ambassadors to Martell Cogna worth millions of Nigeria.
He was signed as a glo brand ambassador although the deal had been puportedly closed down.
Burna Boy’s net worth is approximately worth $10million.