Burna Boy

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Burna Boy
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Background information
Birth name Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Born (1991-07-02) July 2, 1991 (age 29)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Afro fusion
  • Reggae
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Record Producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010 - to date
Associated acts
Website https://www.onaspaceship.com/

Burna Boy (born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu on 2 July 1991) is a Nigerian recording artist, Record Producer, singer and songwriter. He released two mixtapes, Burn Notice and Burn Identity, in 2011. Burna Boy released his debut studio album, L.I.F.E, in 2013 which peaked at number 7 on Billboard's US Reggae Albums. He won Best New Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards and Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.

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Feud with AKA

In the wake of the September 2019 Xenophobia attacks in South Africa, Burna Boy urged black foreigners living in SA to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attacks, this caught the attention of South African rapper, AKA, who often never shy away from controversy and online confrontations.


  1. Pitchfork, Burna Boy African Giant, 01 September 2019
  2. LA Times, Review: Burna Boy celebrates L.A.'s African diaspora at star-making Wiltern show, 01 September 2019
  3. Billboard, How Burna Boy Became Nigeria's Surprise Success Story, 01 September 2019
  4. All Music, Artist Biography by Bekki Bemrose, 01 September 2019
  5. Genius, Burna Boy 394 AKA: Damini Ogulu, 01 September 2019
  6. Forbes Africa, Burna Boy’s The African Giant Debuts On The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, 01 September 2019
  7. Vogue, Burna Boy Proves He’s Nigeria’s Most Stylish Musician in His New Video, 01 September 2019
  8. Rolling Stone, Burna Boy Doesn’t Care About Crossing Over, But It’s Happening Anyway, 01 September 2019
  9. Grammy, Burna Boy Talks 'African Giant,' Damian Marley & Angelique Kidjo Collab, Responsibility As A Global Artist 01 September 2019
  10. Vanity Fair, Burna Boy Isn’t Overthinking His Crossover Success, 01 September 2019
  11. Times LIVE, WATCH | Burna Boy refunds ‘boring’ fan for not dancing to his music, 10 October 2019
  12. IOL, Burna Boy threatens AKA, 'you better have a big security', 10 October 2019
  13. Times LIVE, 'Demand apologies from your real enemy' - Burna Boy stands firm on xenophobia comments, 02 December 2019
  14. Mail & Guardian, AKA, Burna Boy and the African unity concert that wasn’t, 02 December 2019
  15. Instagram, burnaboygram, 01 September 2019
  16. Twitter, @burnaboy, 01 September 2019
  17. Facebook, @Officialburnaboy, 01 September 2019
  18. Apple iTunes, Burna Boy, 01 September 2019
  19. Amazon Music, Burna Boy, 01 September 2019
  20. Deezer, Burna Boy, 01 September 2019
  21. Spotify, Burna Boy, 01 September 2019
  22. Sound Cloud, Burna Boy, 01 September 2019


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