I. Who is Burna Boy?
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is unarguably one of the best music experts from the continent of Africa. The Nigerian award-winning artiste has many hit songs to his name, a career he began in 2010 and has now become internationally known. He won the Best International Act at the BET Awards in 2019, where he was also named the Apple Music Up Next artiste. Burna Boy reportedly signed a record deal in 2017 with US-Based Bad Habit/Atlantic Records and Warner Music Group on the global scale. His two most recent albums “African Giant” and “Twice As Tall” earned him nominations at the 62nd and 63rd Grammy Awards, becoming the first Nigerian music artiste with back-to-back Grammy award nominations.
Burna Boy Odogwu is one of the most talented music artistes in Africa right now
II. What is Burna Boy net worth?
Everyone wants to know what Burna Boy worth in person, considering his recent beef with O.B.O crooner. The CEO of Spaceship Entertainment is said to worth around $10 million (₦3.8 billion), making him one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. Having such a huge amount in his account should be enough to afford him luxury cars, houses and other things common with celebrities all over the world.
The Afro-fusion music genius is the CEO of Spaceship Entertainment record label
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“Oluwa Burna” as he loves to call himself makes his money from sales of music online and other platforms available. He is also the current ambassador to major brands such as Globacom, Star Lager beer, Nigerian Breweries Plc., and Mortell Cognac. He also earns a lot of cool cash from music tours and concerts, where tickets are mostly sold out abroad.
1. Burna Boy cars
Burn Boy has always been a big fan of luxury cars. His collection might not be as expensive as that of top celebrities in the world, but you cannot undermine it when compared to other top artistes in the Nigerian music industry. His car collection is said to worth hundreds of millions of naira. Check out some of the most expensive cars in his collection.
1.1. Range Rover Autobiography SUV
Burna Boy acquired this luxury SUV in 2018 when he took to his Instagram account to announce it as a Christmas gift to himself. Unfortunately, his Range Rover Autobiography SUV was involved in a fire incident along Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos, Nigeria. Fortunately, the “Dangote” crooner wasn’t in the car. The fire was later put out by a passerby before it went out of hand. Burna Boy’s father was later spotted at the scene trying to assess the situation.
His Range Rover SUV caught fire barely ten months after he flaunted it as Xmas gift to himself on Instagram
1.2. 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia
The African Giant acquired this 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia from the Cali Dreams Automotive, also as a gift to himself. From the photos and video shared on social media, the Italian supercar features a matte grey exterior and red interior. He welcomed this supercar in 2019.
Burna Boy's Italian supercar comes finished in red interior look and grey exterior paint job
1.3. Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible
If there is one luxury car Burna Boy loves driving, it will definitely be this Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible. He bought this exotic car in 2019 to celebrate quite a successful year in his career. Burna Boy reportedly bought this car for a whopping sum of ₦125 million. From what we learnt, the ace music artiste took delivery of this car barely a week after his Ferrari 458 Italia was delivered to him.
Burna Boy has been spotted many times cruising in his Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible within Lagos
1.4. Bentley Continental GT
Burna Boy has joined the long list of celebrities with Bentley Continental GT in their garage. He unveiled this luxury car in 2017, where he held its remote keys with one finger. His Bentley Continental GT is produced and distributed by the British luxury carmaker since 2003.
The Bentley Continental GT is one of the luxury cars you will find in 'African Giant' collection
1.5. Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon
One of the exotic cars you will find in Burna-Boy’s collection is this Mercedes G-Wagon. The German off-road beast is highly favored among rich Nigerian musicians. It offers the feel of luxury and safety as well on the road.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is a befitting luxury car for the 2-time Grammy Awards nominee
1.6. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Burna Boy has shown us his love for the German brand. He acquired this model sometimes in 2015, where he captioned the post with a gratitude message.
He owns a Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon car as well!
“I remember when I used to have none. Now I can’t fit all my babies into my driveway.
Gotta park 2 outside that didn’t even make it in this pic. At this rate Imma start giving out whips soon lol. God is good.”
2. Burna Boy houses
Burna Boy Odogwu doesn’t only acquire expensive cars. He has quite a handful of beautiful houses to his name, both within and outside Nigeria. Not long ago, he bought an 8-bedroom mansion situated in the rich neighborhood of Lekki in Lagos. The house is also said to have a massive swimming pool and other state-of-the-art facilities.
Burna Boy's home in Lagos is one of the most beautiful celebrity houses in Nigeria
III. Burna Boy Biography
1. Burna Boy family, home town and education
Damini Ogulu Rex was born on the 2nd of July 1991. The award-winning Nigerian music artiste was born in the Port Harcourt city in Rivers State, Nigeria. His mother Bose Ogulu, who manages him now used to be a translator while his father managed a welding company. Burna boy’s grandfather Benson Idonije was reported to have managed the legendary Fela Kuti.
Burna Boy and family
Burna Boy had his secondary education at the Corona Secondary School in Agbara, Lagos before he relocated to London, where he proceeded to study Media Technology at the University of Sussex. He also studied Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University.
2. Burna Boy girlfriends
Nigerian Burna Boy has been in a high profile in a romantic relationship with the British rapper Stefflon Don since 2019. The Nigerian artiste was recently accused of cheating on his girlfriend with a 23-year-old Jo Peal in the UK.
Burna Boy all loved up with his hot Jamaican girlfriend -Stefflon Don
3. Burna Boy career
Burna Boy is a singer, rapper, songwriter and a dancer. He became well known after the release of his hit single “Like to Party” in 2012, which is the lead single in his first studio album in 2013 titled “L.I.F.E”. Burna Boy emerged the winner of the African Artiste of the year award at the 2020 VGMA’s. His style of music is classified under afro-fusion, afrobeat, reggae, dancehall, pop and hip hop.
Burna Boy has four studio albums to his name, earning him several nominations and awards
An estimated 40,000 copies of L.I.F.E are sold on the first day of its release, where the marketing rights was sold out at a sum of ₦10 million to Uba Pacific. Prominent Nigerian artistes such as Olamide, Wizkid, Reminisce, M.1, 2face and Timaya were featured on the album. The L.I.F.E album peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Charts in its release year.
Burna Boy and Aristokrat record split ways in 2014, where he went on to start his own record label Spaceship Entertainment. He released his second studio album dubbed “On a Spaceship” in 2015. His third album “Outside” was released at the start of 2018, where he collaborated with many foreign artistes such as Lily Allen, Mabel and J Hus.
His third studio album “Outside” peaked at number 3 in February 2018 on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. He unveiled his 4-track collaborative EP Steel & Copper with foreign-based electronic duo DJDS.
First Burna Boy Grammy nomination came after he launched his fourth studio album ‘African Giant’ in 2019, a 16-track piece of work, earning him huge international recognitions and awards. Burna Boy Twice as Tall album produced by Diddy came out in November 2020, which also earned him a nomination at the Grammys.
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4. Burna Boy songs
Burna Boy Monster you Made, Wonderful and Wetin Dey Sup are some of the Burna Boy’s latest songs from the new album. Burna Boy music is said to share some similarities with iconic artistes such as Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade.
Meanwhile, watch one of the hottest Burna Boy's contemporary music video in 2020 on YouTube:
Burna Boy - Real Life feat. Stormzy [Official Video]
Here are some of the popular songs from on Burna Boy album 2020 and previous body of work:
- Burna Boy Anybody
- Burna Boy Ye
- Burna Boy Real Life
- Burna Boy Wonderful
- Burna Boy Gbona
- Burna Boy Gum Body
- Burna Boy Monsters You made
- Burna Boy Way too Big
- Burna Boy Odogwu
- Burna Boy Collateral Damage
- Burna Boy Dangote
- Burna Boy Soke
- Burna Boy African Giant
Popular Featured songs
- Location – Dave ft Burna Boy
- Own It – Stormzy ft Burna Boy and Ed Sheeran
- Be Honest - Jorja Smith ft Burna Boy
- Killing Dem – Zlatan, Burna Boy
- Miss You Bad – Mr Eazi, Burna Boy
- All Eyes on Me – AKA ft Burna Boy
- Oasis – Ed Sheeran ft Burna Boy
- Link Up – Phyno ft Burna Boy
- Ginger – Wizkid ft Burna Boy
- Temper – Skales ft Burna Boy
- Sunshine Riptide – Fall Out Boy ft Burna Boy
IV. What are Burna Boy awards and nominations?
Take a look at the comprehensive list of Burna Boy awards and nominations over the years. See the table below.
|1.||Best New Act of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013||Nominated at The Headies for Next Rated in 2013|
|2.||South Music Awards named his song "Like to Party" as Best Pop in 2013||Best R&B Single Nominee at the Headies 2014|
|3.||MTV Africa Music Awards for Best New Act in 2014||Headies nominee for the Best R&B/Pop Album in 2014 (L.I.F.E)|
|4.||Best Album of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2015 (L.I.F.E)||Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year nominee at the Headies 2014|
|5.||Listener's Choice at the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival in 2019 (Ye)||Album of the Year at the Headies 2014 (L.I.F.E)|
|6.||Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival Song of the Year in 2019 (Ye)||Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Best Pop Artist of the Year in 2015|
|7.||Best Male M.V.P. at the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival in 2019||
Grammy nomination for Best World Album in 2020 (African Giant)
|8.||African Artiste of the Year at the Soundcity M.V.P. Awards Festival in 2019||
Grammy nomination for Best World Album in 2021 (Twice as Tall)
|9.||Best International Act at the B.E.T. Awards 2019|
|10.||2019 Apple Music Up Next Artist|
|11.||Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards|
|12.||Best International Act at the 2020 BET Awards|
|13.||2020 MOBO Awards for Best International Act|
V. What are Burna Boy quotes?
Like many other celebrities, Burna Boy has many interesting quotes. Here are a few of them:
"I'm just a human whose skill is making music."
"I would find myself being inspired by things that I've heard as a kid: Nigerian music or African music, some French music or some Jamaican music. When it's time for music to be made, it's almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it's them."
"At the end of the day, everything you chase will run."
"You are only as rich as where you come from, and Nigeria has a lot of poverty."
"I'm Nigerian. I'm African. I have a lot to say. Apart from what I say, though, is the feeling. People can relate to that feeling. It's a reciprocal relationship. They feed off me and I feed off them."
There you have it. Burna Boy is one of the many African artistes highly recognized beyond the shore of the African continent. The "Dangote" crooner is one of the most sought-after music artistes in Nigeria. With 2 Grammy nods to his name, Burna Boy is set for greater things as he progresses in his music career. Just like we have informed you about Burna Boy net worth, you would love to read more about the net worth and cars of other celebrities here on Naijauto.