Burna Boy Net Worth and Biography (2021 Update)

You must have been asking the question “What is Burna boy net worth?” or “Who is Burna Boy?” here in this article, you know everything about the star.

His real name is Ebunoluwa Damini Ogulu and popularly known by his stage name “Burna Boy”. Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer, musician, and songwriter of African and contemporary music (Afrofusion). He is one artist that is very popular in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Damini Ogulu was signed in 2013 by Aristokrat Record in the year 2013. After his first studio debut album was released, “L.I.F.E” the album sold over 40,000 on the same day it was released back in 2013, it was massive, one of the best albums in 2013.

Also, Burna Boy’s debut studio album Leaving an Impact For Eternity, L.I.F.E, was released by Aristokrat Records on August 12, 2013.

As most musician does, in 2015 Burna Boy created his own Record Label which he called Spaceship Entertainment.

According to Forbes 2021, Burna Boy’s net worth is estimated at  $10 million, though he is not listed among the richest musicians in Africa in 2020, of which most people thought he will be on the list.

No doubt, Burna Boy is well respected in Nigeria, Africa, and even the world because of his recent Grammy Awards nomination which is now twice. He has made a path for himself in the music industry.

Burna Boy is a high-class award-Winning Nigerian artiste, Songwriter, and Performer whose debut albums have been always been a huge success back-to-back.

His hard work has earned him countless deals and endorsements and even well-recognized musical awards both at home and abroad.

With his consistency and quality voice, Burna Boy is rated to be one of the richest reggae artists in Nigeria. Even in 2018, A 3 months campaign was run by Youtube on Burna Boy as a global artiste on the Rise which garnered him much more recognition and huge fan base all through the various social media platforms.

Burna Boy Net Worth

Without much ado, let us educate you more on all you need to know about Burna Boy, for example, Burna Boy net worth, music career, education and more in this post. Continue reading;

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Childhood and Early Life of Burna Boy

Damini Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy was born on the 2nd of July, 1991, in Port Harcourt, River State, Nigeria. Burna Boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ogulu, Burna Boys’ mother Bose Ogulu is one of the Late Fela Anikulapo’s backup dancers. Burna Boy has two sisters out of which one of them (Nissi) is also a musician like him.

The fact that Burna Boys’ mom is Late Fela Anikulapo’s backup dancers and his grandfather also were Fela Kuti’s Manager has made Burna Boy develop much interest in the late icon Fela Anikulapos pattern of singing.

Though Burna Boy has been composing songs since he was at the age of 10 and one of his classmates gave him a copy of the popular Fruity Loops production software (FL Studio). This assisted him in making some unique flows at his tender age.

Unfortunately, he was arrested and tried in the court of law of which he was sentenced to 11 months jail term and two months of community service which he refused to finish, then he got deported to Nigeria and also got banned from entering the United Kingdom (UK) for 15 years.
Nevertheless, even with all these negative acts, Burna Boy was able to carve a good name for himself from his successful music career and so far his life generally is worthy of emulation. His past has been overlooked by most people especially his fans.

Burna Boy’s Education

Based on our research and the obtained records on Burna Boys Education, it was recorded that Burna Boy attended Montessori International School for his Primary School level. He furthered his education by attending Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Lagos State.

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He then went to University in London right after completing his secondary education to further his tertiary education, though he dropped out of school and relocated back to Nigeria based on the events that took place which we mentioned earlier.

Burna Boy’s Music Career

No doubt, Burna Boy is a great singer, hence his success in music and so far he has been on the news for positive vibes. His song “Ye” was named the biggest song in Nigeria in 2018 and to date the song never gets sour.

Burna Boy’s songs are evergreen so you wouldn’t want to miss any if you are a music lover.

Officially, Burna Boy’s music career started in 2013, though having so many singles before his official debut album was released which is titled “L.I.F.E”.

The album L.I.F.E propelled him to the limelight with his interesting dance moves which were seen in the video version of the song. The song was so hot that 40,000 copies were sold in a jiffy and the marketing rights were later sold to UBA Pacific for 10Million Naira.

Also, Burna Boys’ third album titled “Outside” was another success, it debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and the album drop earned him the Album of the Year in 2018 at the Nigerian Entertainment Award 2018 (NEA Awards).

Burna Boy isn’t a local champion, to prove his ability and talent, he featured some international artists and he was also featured by them. He appeared in one of Beyonce’s hit songs called “Lion King” which has many African singers in its tracks like wizkid and also by Fall Out Boy’s track titled “Sunshine Riptide”.

Burna Boy performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in In 2019.

Here are some of the highlights of Burna Boy’s Career:

  • Like to Party (Song, 2012)
  • L.I.F.E (Album, 2013)
  • Rock your body (Song, 2017)
  • Outside (Album, 2018)
  • On the Low (Song, 2018)
  • Ye (Song, 2018)
  • Killin Dem (Song, 2018)
  • Dangote (Song, 2018)

Personal Life of Burna Boy

Burna Boy’s personal life has been somehow private and shady. Though in 2018 Burna posted a picture of a beautiful and elegant lady on his Instagram page with a romantic caption of which raised a lot of comments and reactions for weeks.

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Burna has been keeping this as a secrete not until he was deep into the lady, he was forced to post about her.

Burna Boy Girlfriend

Early in 2019, February precisely, news broke the internet about the love of Burna Boy’s life, and the secrete lady ended up being Stefflon Don which many know as a rapper.

Stefflon Don - Burna Boy Girlfriend
Photo Credit: Punch.ng

Burna Boy Awards

Burna Boy won the following awards;

  • Best New Act of The Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2013.
  • Best Pop at The South Music Awards in 2013.
  • Best New Act at MTV Africa Music Awards in 2014.
  • Best Album of The Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2015.
  • Listener’s Choice, Song of The Year, Best Male MVP, and African Artiste of The Year at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival in 2019.
  • Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.

Burna Boy Award Nominations

  • Best Rated at The Headies Award in 2013.
  • Best R&B SingleBest R&B/Pop AlbumHip Hop World Revelation Of The Year.
  • Album of The Year at The Headies in 2014.
  • Best Pop Artist of the Year at (NEA Awards) in 2015.
  •  “Best Global Music Album” for Twice as Tall Album at Grammy Awards 2021

On the 14th of March 2021, at the annual Grammy Award, Burna Boy won the Best Global Music Album of the year with his “Twice as tall” album. (see pictures belo)

Burna Boy 2021 grammy

Burna Boy Net worth

Burna Boy’s net worth in 2021 according to Forbes is estimated at $10 Million.

He also has an expensive diamond-encrusted Audemars Piguet wristwatch, a very expensive asset which he purchased at $65,000 (N24 Million) as part of his accessories collection.

Burna Boy Endorsements

Burna Boy is endorsed in 2018 by Globacom as the face of Glo Nigeria, the Nigerian Telecommunication giant, he was later dropped.

Martell Cognac also signed him, though the amount was not communicated to the public.

Signed by Universal Music Publishing Group, got a new endorsement deal as the brand ambassador and face of Star Lager, Nigeria Breweries Plc.


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