Damini Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter.Life and music careerBurna Boy was born on 2 July 1991 to Mr. and Mrs. Ogulu. He grew up in Ahoada, Rivers State, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos. In a 2013 interview with the net, Burna Boy said that he was looking at launching his own company at the start of 2014.
On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Like To Party” which saw his rise to prominence. On 5 September 2012, the video for “Like to Party” was released. The music video, which was shot by Squareball Media services, ran for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Tonight” On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song. In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.
Burn Notice (2011)
Burn Identity (2011)
L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)
On a Spaceship (2015)
Redemption (EP) (2016)
As lead artist
Year Title Album
2014 “Don Gorgon” TBA
“Check & Balance”2013 “Run My Race” L.I.F.E: Leaving an Impact for Eternity
“Won Da Mo”
(featuring D’banj) TBA
2012 “Like to Party” L.I.F.E – Leaving an Impact for Eternity
2011 “Shobeedo (Freestyle)” Non album single
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2015 P.A.I.D Sesan Awards and nominationsThis list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
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2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of the Year Himself 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 Himself 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 .2015 Best Pop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated