THE BURNA

THE BURNA

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Burna Boy, Real Name Damini Ogulu, hails from Mbiama in Ahoda West Local Government Area in Rivers State, he was born on the 2nd of july 1991, had his primary education at montessori international school before moving to lagos, he also attended Corona, Agbara secondary school after
which he left for the UK and found his true calling in “music” but nevertheless, Burna Boy’s grand dad, Benson Idons, back in the days used to be the legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s manager, So, it’s no surprise Burna’s early influences to music have turned out to be..

Burna boy has a couple of hit songs including “trumpet” featuring Davido… the song that brought his first fame was “Abeg Abeg Abeg” before the big hit. ”like to party” which had an amazing video directed by “adasa square ball media” at this point now he is big and doing good in the music industry..

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While “Burn Identity” showed a more mainstream quality to his music as he experimented with Reggae, some Afro Pop and more of his prevalent Dance-hall influenced sound.

Here, he jumped on Frank Ocean‘s “Novacane” to tell his sojourn into the music industry on “My Journey”; featured the likes of Davido, Korkormikor, L.O.S, P.R.E. (of Twisted Mindz), Sauce Kid and Shank, and produced such bangers as “Firewood”, “Trumpet” Feat. Davido, “Wickedest Luv” Feat. L.O.S. and “Friend Like Me” Feat. Shank.

Having created such a buzz in the industry, Burna Boy headlined his own Industry Nite this year, 2012 and has performed in a large catalogue of massive concerts, from – Rhythm Unplugged, the New Edition concert in Port Harcourt; CarniRiv and Calabar Carnival, to – his own Burna Boy Live in Port Harcourt.

At this time,he was Signed to Aristokrat Records and, more often than not, teaming up with their in-house producer, the acclaimed Leriq; Burna Boy has been able to churn out two hot mixtapes – “Burn Notice” and “Burn Identity” back in April and November, 2011 respectively. “Burn Notice” produced the catchy anthem “Abeg Abeg Abeg”; the soulful “Sweetest Girl” featuring Leriq and the dance-hall candy, “Wombo Lombo Something”.

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While “Burn Identity” showed a more mainstream quality to his music as he experimented with Reggae, some Afro Pop and more of his prevalent Dance-hall influenced sound.

Here, he jumped on Frank Ocean‘s “Novacane” to tell his sojourn into the music industry on “My Journey”; featured the likes of Davido, Korkormikor, L.O.S, P.R.E. (of Twisted Mindz), Sauce Kid and Shank, and produced such bangers as “Firewood”, “Trumpet” Feat. Davido, “Wickedest Luv” Feat. L.O.S. and “Friend Like Me” Feat. Shank.

Having created such a buzz in the industry, Burna Boy headlined his own Industry Nite this year, 2012 and has performed in a large catalogue of massive concerts, from – Rhythm Unplugged, the New Edition concert in Port Harcourt; CarniRiv and Calabar Carnival, to – his own Burna Boy Live in Port Harcourt.

Lets move to 2014,sometime in July, after rumours of burna boy leaving Aristokrat records, he confirmed the rumours by splitting with his now former manager, his mum, saying: “It is time to let my mother be my mother and let my manager be my manager”. Aristokrat Records has since removed the singer’s name as one of its signed acts, as evident in its social media accounts.the cause of the friction, is still not so certain.

After all that record label drama, burna boy bounced back into the zone, dropping more hit singles like “don gorgon” and “check and balance”

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In 2015,he dropped his 4th album, “on a spaceship”, which had hit tracks like “soke” and “rizzla”.he also featured top acts like a.k.a, flavour and da l.e.s on the album.

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In 2016, he dropped an e.p,the REDEMPTION E.P, where hit tracks like “pree me” and “body to body” came from. Leriq also had a hand in the production.He also had top acts on this project too.

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Burna boy has his award cabinet stocked with awards since 2013 when he won award for the ‘best new act’ category in the N.E.As and next rated in the headies awards.2014,he won the Mtv Africa music award for ‘best new act’.
He recently bagged an endorsement deal with telecom giants, Globalcom and since then, the pasture has been greener on burna’s side.

 

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