Burna Boy


Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, he was born on 2 July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Currently, he’s one of the most popular and successful African artists.

He came to the limelight in 2012 after he drop a single “Like to Party” from his debut studio album L.I.F.E in 2013 before he signed a record deal with Bad Habit/ Atlantic Records in the United States likewise Warner Music Group.

If you want to know more about Burna Boy, then this article is for you, make sure you read to the end, so that you can know quick and hidden facts about Burna Boy.

Quick And Unknown Facts About Burna Boy


Burna Boy Is The First Son Of His Parents

He is the first and only son of his parents Bose and Samuel Ogulu. He has two sisters, Ruonami and Nissi, based in London, United Kingdom.


Burna Boy Is Managed By His Mother

Only a few people know this, even his fans don’t know because his mother does not usually make public appearances, although there are several images of the singer and his mother on the internet.

His mother, Bose Ogulu speaks numerous languages including French, Italian, English, German, and Yoruba. She is a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce. According to Burna Boy, “she’s the only one [he trusts] to really have [his] best interest”.


His First Album Sold Over 50 000 Copies In Just One Day

The singer’s debut studio album titled “Leaving an Impact for Eternity (LIFE)” sold over 50,000 copies on its first day of release.


Burna Boy’s First Stage Name Is Shotgun

When he was a teenager, he started with freestyle and also produce, during this period his stage name was Shotgun, before changed it to Burna Boy because he was a fan of superheroes and he wanted his stage name to sound like a superhero name from comic books just like Spiderman, Superman, and the likes. That was how came up with Burna Boy.

Burna Boy Got His First Tattoo At 15

He got his first tattoo when he was 15 years of age, during this period he said tattoos were a representative of him, currently, Burna Boy has over 12 tattoos, including a Fela Kuti tattoo on his arm.


Spaceship Collective Record Label


The singer and his mother and manager, Bose Ogulu established a record label called Spaceship Collective. Nissi (Burna Boy’s sister) is one of the artists that was signed to the label and his mother is the executive of the record label.



Burna Boy’s Grandfather Worked For Fela Kuti

His grandfather was Fela Kuti’s manager, likewise, his mother, Bose also worked with Fela Kuti.


Grammy Award Winner

Burna Boy’s album Twice as Tall won Global Music Album in the 2021 Grammy Awards Ceremony. Therefore making him the first Nigerian to win the Award, his album African Giant was nominated for Grammy Award last year but lost to Angelique Kidjo.

hE is inspired by Jay Z and wants to be as great as him.