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Burna Boy: The Lad Who Is Burning Up The Airwaves And Clubs

Burna Boy is currently making waves in the music industry most especially for his hit singles such as “Like To party”. “Tonight”, “Trumpet”, “Touch Your Toes”, “Abeg Abeg Abeg”, “Party With Me”, and “Firewood”.



Burna Boy is most popularly known for his dancehall hits that blend Afrobeat, RnB, and Hip-Hop into one tight knit package, but he hasn’t always been a party starter.


21-year old Damini Ogulu was born on the 2nd of July, 1991, in Ahoada, Rivers State. He grew up in Port Harcourt where he attended Montessori International School for his primary education before moving to Lagos. In Lagos, he continued with his secondary school education in Corona after which he went to the UK to finish up his studies. There, he found his love for music.



Burna Boy has always had deep roots in music though, as even his grandfather, Benson Idons was the manager of Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti.

Burna Boy officially broke into the music industry in Port Harcourt in December 2010 when he moved back to Nigeria from London, but it wasn’t until June, 2012, when he made a cross-over to the Lagos music scene with his mid-tempo Summer Jam, “Like To Party” that the budding star got the media sphere in a serious buzz.


Signed to Aristokrat Records, Burna Boy has been able to churn out two hot mix tapes – “Burn Notice” and “Burn Identity” back in April and November, 2011 respectively. For several songs he has worked with Davido, LOS, P.R.E, Shank, sauce Kid, and more.



With the entire buzz Burna Boy has created in the industry, he headlined his own Industry Nite yesterday, Wednesday 10, October 2012. He has also performed in a lot of concerts from – Rhythm Unplugged, the New Edition concert in Port Harcourt; CarniRiv and Calabar Carnival, to – his own Burna Boy Live in Port Harcourt.



Currently, the Port Harcourt son stays stealing our hearts with his singles and touring clubs with Hennessy Artistry 2012 as he continues to work on his debut album “L.I.F.E.” which stands for “Leaving an Impact For Eternity”. 


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