Burna Boy

Burna Boy – Celebrity Facts (NG)

Nigerian singer and songwriter Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex famously known as Burna Boy was born on the 2nd of July 1991 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Burna Boy
Burna Boy

He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (12 August 2013).

In 2014, Burna Boy split from Aristokrat records after which he founded the record label Spaceship Entertainment eight months later on February 2015.

Burna Boy released his second album On a Spaceship on 25th November 2015 followed by his 7-track debut EP Redemption which was released on September 2016.

In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally.

His third studio album Outside (26 July 2019) marked his major-label debut winning the Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards and was announced as an Apple Music up Next artist.

His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Burna Boy describes his music as Afro-fusion, a genre that blends Afro beat, dancehall riddims, reggae, American rap and R&B.


Studio albums:

  1. L.I.F.E (2013)
  2. On a Spaceship (2015)
  3. Outside (2018)
  4. African Giant (2019)
  5. Twice as Tall (2020)


  1. Burn Notice (2011)
  2. Burn Identity (2011)


  1. Redemption (2016)
  2. Steel & Copper (with DJDS) (2019)


South South Music Award (2013)

Best Pop – “Like to Party” – Won  

Nigeria Entertainment Awards  (2013)

Best New Act of the Year – Won           

The Headies – Next Rated – Nominated

Best R&B Single – “Like to Party”   – Nominated

MTV Africa Music Awards (2014)

Best New Act – Nominated

The Headies – Best R&B Single – “Don Gorgon” – Nominated

Best R&B/Pop Album – L.I.F.E – Nominated

Hip Hop World Revelation of the Year – Nominated

Album of the Year – Nominated

  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards  (2014)

Best Album of the Year – Won

2015 Best Pop Artist of the Year – Nominated

  • Sound City MVP Awards Festival (2019)       

Listener’s Choice – “Ye”      – Won

Song of the Year – Won

Best Male MVP        – Won

African Artiste of the Year – Won

  • BET Awards (2019)

Best International Act – Won

The Headies – Viewer’s Choice – Nominated

Artiste of the Year – Won

Best Recording of the Year – “Ye” – Nominated

Best Pop Single – Nominated

Song of the Year – Won

Best R&B/Pop Album – Outside – Nominated

Album of the Year – Nominated

Best Collaboration – “Killin’ Dem” (featuring Zlatan) – Won

  • MTV Europe Music Awards (2019)       

Best African Act  – Won

  • African Muzik Magazine Awards (2019)       

Best Collaboration – “Killin’ Dem” (featuring Zlatan) – Nominated           

Song of the Year – Won

Video of the Year – Nominated

Best Live Act – Nominated

Artist of the Year – Won

Best Male West Africa – Nominated

Crossing Boundaries with Music            – Nominated

  • All Africa Music Awards  (2019)

West African Male Artiste of the Year – Won

Album of the Year – African Giant – Won

  • Soundcity MVP Awards Festival (2020)

Song of the Year – “Killin’ Dem”(featuring Zlatan)      – Won

Best Collaboration – Nominated

African Artiste of The Year – Won

Best Male MVP – Won

Listeners’ Choice – Burna Boy for “Killin’ Dem” – Nominated

Viewers’ Choice     Burna Boy for “On the Low” – Nominated

  • Grammy Awards   (2020)

Best World Music Album – African Giant          – Nominated

  • Brit Awards  (2020)

International Male Solo Artist – Nominated

Song of the Year – “Location” (Dave featuring Burna Boy)            – Nominated

  • BET Awards  (2020)

Best International Act – Won

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