Burna Boy Biography: Real Name, Age, Grammy Awards, Net Worth, Cars, House & Girlfriend

Basic Information

Stage Name: Burna Boy
Real Name: Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Dancer
Date Of Birth/Age: July 2nd, 1991 (29 years old)
Place of Birth: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Single
Education: University of Sussex


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. Burna attained popularity as an artist following the release of his 2012 hit song “Like To Party”. It was the lead single for his debut album “L.I.F.E” which was released in 2013. Burna Boy signed a deal with Bad Habit / Atlantic Records in the US in 2017, and also signed with Warner Music Group internationally.

He made his major label debut with the album “Outside” in 2018. At the 2019 BET Awards, he won the Best International Act award, and was also announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist in the same year. His fourth studio album, African Giant was released in 2019. It won the “Album of the Year” award at the All Africa Music Awards in the same year, and earned a Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Burna Boy clinched a second Grammy Award nomination at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards for his follow-up album, “Twice As Tall” which was executive produced by Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs.


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy was born on July 2nd, 1991. He is 29 years old.

Early Life & Career

Burna Boy was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father was the manager of a welding company, while his mother, Bose Ogulu worked as a translator. She is presently his manager. Burna’s grandfather, Benson Idonije once managed, Nigerian Afrobeats Icon, Fela Kuti.

Burna attended Corona Secondary School in Agbara. He later relocated to London to further his studies. He studied Media Technology at the University of Sussex, and later, Media and Communications Culture at Oxford Brookes University.

Burna released his debut studio album, L.I.F.E in 2013. It served as a follow up to his second mixtape “Burn Identity” released in 2011. The album sold 40,000 copies on the first day of its release. It was preceded by the singles “Like To Party”, “Tonight”, “Always Love You”, “Run My Race”, and “Yawa Dey”.

He released his second album “On A Spaceship” in 2015. His debut EP “Redemption” was released in 2016. He released his third album “Outside” in 2018, his fourth, “African Giant” in 2019, and his fifth “Twice As Tall” in 2020.

He has collaborated with various local and international artists including Olamide, TuBaba, Wizkid, Sia, Sam Smith, and more. He has received two Grammy Nominations, and has performed sold out shows across the world. Burna Boy has also won several awards including BETs, SoundCity MVP Awards, The Headies, MOBO Awards, and more. He featured on Beyoncé’s soundtrack album “The Lion King: The Gift” in 2020.

Grammy Awards

Burna Boy earned his first Grammy nomination in 2019. His album “African Giant” was nominated for Best World Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. In 2020, Burna’s follow-up album “Twice As Tall” was nominated in the Best Global Album category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Net Worth

According to a 2020 estimate by Forbes, Burna Boy is worth $3.5 million. Of course, that should have added by now following his deals and recent international features, and song sales.

Cars & House

Burna Boy previously owned a Range Rover Autobiography SUV which caught fire along the Lekki-Epe expressway in Lagos Island. He had bought the car as a Christmas gift to himself. He also owns 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia. In 2019, he acquired a Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible. He also owns a Bentley Continental GT, a G Wagon, Lexus SC 430, Ford Edge Sport, and a Mercedes Benz S-Class.

Burna Boy Owns a house in Beverley Hills, California, USA, and a mansion located in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.


Burna Boy is currently dating UK rapper and singer, Stefflon Don. The couple met in Ghana in 2018, when Stefflon Don watched him perform after missing her flight. Describing what happened following their meeting Don said “the rest is history”.

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