This week we present to you our MCM, who is in the person of Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy.
The super star African giant made it to #MyGbeduMCM, due to his regular impact to the Nigeria music industry.
Burna Boy who recently headline one of the biggest music festival in the world, has made name for himself.
We give you a brief review about the super star;
Damini Ogulu born 2 July 1991, known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single “Like to Party” from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013)
On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released “Like To Party” as the lead single from his debut album L.I.F.E. The music video for the song was released on 5 September 2012; it was shot by Squareball Media and ran for 4 minutes and 9 seconds.
On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released “Tonight” as the second single from L.I.F.E. On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song. In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.
He released L.I.F.E on 12 August 2013.
In 2014, Burna Boy split from Aristokrat records. In 2015, he created his own record label called Spaceship Entertainment.
He released his second album On a Spaceship on 25 November 2015. In September 2016, he released the 7-track EP Redemption, with the lead single “Pree Me” debuting on Noisey.
In January 2018, Burna Boy was featured on “Sunshine Riptide”, a track from Fall Out Boy’s Grammy-nominated seventh studio album, MANIA (2018).
He released his third studio album Outside in 2018 to critical acclaim. It debuted at number three on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart. The album’s biggest single “Ye” ended up atop most Nigerian publications year-end list as the biggest song of 2018. Burna himself ended the year as Nigeria’s biggest artist of 2018.
On 7 October 2018, Burna Boy performed before a sold-out crowd at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. A day prior to the show, he held a pop-up event at Red by Little Farm and sold limited boxes of his Space Puffs cereal, as well as custom notepads, lighters and graphic tee-shirts. On 9 October 2018, Burna Boy was announced as one of Spotify’s New Afro Hub Takeover Artist. The announcement coincided with him being named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise for 3 months.
On 3 January 2019, he was announced alongside Mr Eazi, as one of the artists performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, including African Artiste of the Year, Listener’s Choice and Best Male MVP.
On 21 March 2019, Burna Boy released a collaborative 4-track EP with Los Angeles-based electronic duo DJDS, titled Steel & Copper.