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Background information
Birth name Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Born 2 July 1991 (1991-07-02) (age 30)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010-present
Labels
Associated acts
  • Leriq
  • Kel P

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), better known by his stage name Burna Boy, is a Nigerian dancehall/reggae singer and songwriter. He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He performed afro-fusion, dancehall, and reggae. He plays the vocals. He started his musical career in 2010. He is signed to Spaceship, Bad Habit, Atlantic Records, and Warner Music Group.

Early life

Damini Ogulu was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. His grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti.Shah, Neil (4 November 2019). "A Nigerian Pop Star Finds Success in the U.S., On His Own Terms". The Wall Street Journal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-nigerian-pop-star-finds-success-in-the-u-s-on-his-own-terms-11572884659.</ref> His mother Bose Ogulu would later become his manager.Ogunnaike, Lola (4 March 2020). "Burna Boy Is Trying to Wake Up Africa" (in en). GQ. https://www.gq.com/story/burna-boy-african-king-profile. Retrieved 3 May 2020.</ref> Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria and began making his own beats using FruityLoops.Giorgis, Hannah (26 July 2019). "The ‘African Giant’ Challenging Musical Boundaries". The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/07/burna-boy-african-giant-bombastic-nigerian-pop/594610/.</ref> He attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara and relocated to London to further his studies.He later studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex, followed by Media Communications and Culture at Oxford Brookes University.

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