Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts

Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts. Credit to Nairaland and VanityFair
Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts. Credit to Nairaland and VanityFair

CB presents the Full Story of a Nigerian Musical Celeb best known with the Nickname “Burna Boy. Our Burna Boy Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.

Burna Boy Childhood Story- The Analysis to Date
Burna Boy Childhood Story- The Analysis to Date. Credit to Legit, NGRBestForum and NotJustOk

The analysis involves his early life, family background, life story before fame, rise to fame story, relationship life, personal life, family facts, lifestyle and other little-known facts about him.

Yes, everyone knows he is one of among established music stars in Nigeria. However, only a few consider Burna Boy’s biography which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.

Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Early Life and Family Background

Starting off, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on the 2nd day of July 1991 at Ahoada in Rivers State, Nigeria. He is the only son of two children, born to his mother, Bose Ogulu and father, Samuel Ogulu.

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Burna Boy’s parents Bose Ogulu and Samuel Ogulu. Image credit: Naijawavez.

The Nigerian national of Yoruba ethnicity with West African roots spent a few years after his birth in Ahoada, Rivers state before relocating to Lagos where he grew up alongside his younger sister, Nissi Ogulu.

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Burna Boy grew up in Lagos State Nigeria. Image credit: Nairaland.
Growing up in Lagos state, Burna Boy was a happy kid who cared less about what most of his peers were engaged in. He was rather interested in music and went on to become passionate about singing.
Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Education And Career Buildup

Regarding Burna Boy’s education background, he attended Montessori Primary school at Port Harcourt and later enrolled at Corona Secondary School Agbara after his family relocated to Lagos state.

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Burna Boy attended Corona Secondary School Agbara. Image credit: Edusko.

By the time Burna Boy was 10years old, his schoolmate gifted him a copy of music production software “FruityLoops”. Using this software on an old computer system, Burna Boy began to produce his own desired music even at a tender age. He later proceeded to a university in London to continue his education.

Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Early Career Life Facts

Not long after the singer and songwriter enrolled in the university, he got involved in different violent situations which made him had run-ins with the law. He later dropped out of the university in his second year and returned to Nigeria where he made up his mind to actualize his dreams of becoming a music artiste in 2010.

Burna Boy dropped out of the university in London and returned to Nigeria. Image credit: Myfashionmanual.

While in Nigeria, a 19-year-old Burna Boy traveled to the southern coast of the country where he met producer LeriQ his old mutual acquaintance. LeriQ had a studio space which he allowed the singer to use for his own music production.

Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Road To Fame Story

As Burna Boy began to work on his music production, he was unable to come up with musical concepts which could rhyme with the Nigerian style of music, due to the fact that he had spent most of his early life listening to foreign musicians like DMX.

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Burna Boy (left) was unable to compose songs the Nigerian way because he spent his childhood listening to musicians like DMX (right). Image credit: Yaasomuah and Onobello.

Burna Boy’s inability to produce Nigerian styled music made him create his own unique style which came about due to the inspiration he got from listening to the likes of Fela and other afro sounds and reggae singers.

Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Rise To Fame Story

Following the creation of his own unique style, Burna Boy in collaboration with LeriQ released his debut single titled “Like To Party”, which earned him recognition in the Nigerian entertainment industry and also won him the Best Pop award in 2013.

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Burna Boy’s debut single cover. Image credit: Jaguda.

Fast forward to date, Burna Boy is one of the shining Nigerian artists who have a unique pattern in music with his latest album being “African Giant” which was released on the 26th day of July 2019, the rest, as they say, is history.

Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Relationship Life Facts

Burna Boy is yet to be married at the time of writing. We bring you facts about his dating history and current relationship status. To start with his dating history, Burna Boy has been linked to not less than three girls from the beginning of his career.

The singer once took to his Instagram page to post a picture of him and his first girlfriend of which he revealed that he was 16 years old when they started dating. Although the name of the lady has not been disclosed to the public, their relationship is believed to have lasted for six years. He had also been involved in a twisted relationship with Uju Stella Johnson who claimed to have birthed a child for him. Although Burna Boy agreed that he had a one night stand with her, he refuses to accept facts about her conception from their intimate relationship.

Burna boy and his first girlfriend
Burna boy and his first girlfriend. Image credit: Thenet.

Regarding his relationship at the time of writing, Burna Boy is currently dating Stephanie victoria Allen professionally known as Stefflon Don, a British rapper, singer and songwriter. The two love birds met in Ghana when the UK rapper attended one of Burna Boy’s show after she had missed her flight. Stefflon Don reportedly had a baby boy at the age of seventeen but choose to keep that part of her life private as she does not want too much public attention on her family.

Burna Boy and Girlfriend- Stephanie victoria Allen AKA Stefflon Don
Burna Boy and Girlfriend- Stephanie victoria Allen AKA Stefflon Don. Credit to ThisDayLive
Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Family Life Facts

Burna Boy comes from an upper-class family background. We bring you facts about his family life.

About Burna Boy’s father: Mr. Samuel Ogulu is Burna Boy’s dad. He was interested in ensuring that his son had a very good education. Thus, he sent Burna Boy abroad to further his tertiary education in London. His love for Burna Boy’s music style gave the singer more confidence in his music production.

Burna Boy’s father, Samuel Ogulu. Image credit: Thenet.

About Burna Boy’s mother: Bose Ogulu is Burna Boy’s mom. She is Burna Boy’s manager and has gained a good reputation for her iconic acceptance speeches made anytime she is privileged to receive an award on her son’s behalf. With a bachelor of arts in Foreign Language (she speaks English, German, French, Italian and Yoruba) and a Masters of Arts in Translation, she had worked with the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and other professional organizations.

Burna Boy and his mother, Bose Ogulu. Image credit: Jaguda.

About Burna Boy’s siblings: Nissi Ogulu is Burna Boy’s younger sister. She is also talented in the art of music as well as in painting and has spent most of her life in London. She came into the limelight of the Nigeria Entertainment Industry in 2016 with the release of her debut singles titled “Pay Attention”.

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Burna Boy’s younger sister, Nissi Ogulu. Image credit:Tobivibes.

About Burna Boy’s relatives: Away from Burna Boy’s immediate family, his maternal grandfather, Benson Idonije was a well-known radio host and also the band manager of the legendary afrobeat originator Fela Kuti. Not much is known about Burna Boy’s maternal grandmother and paternal grandparents. Similarly little is known about his uncles and aunties as well as his nephews and nieces.

Burna Boy’s grandfather, Benson Idonije. Image credit: Jaguda.
Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Personal Life Facts

What makes Burna Boy tick? sit back as we bring you makings of his personality in order to help you get a complete picture of him. To begin with, Burna Boy’s persona is a blend of cancer zodiac traits.

He is sympathetic, persuasive, tenacious and highly creative. The aforementioned traits explain why he is able to create his own unique style of music. Burna’s interests and hobbies include; computer programming and dealing with real estates business.

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Burna Boy has an interest in Real Estate business. Image credit: Capitalfm.
Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Lifestyle Facts

Burna Boy has an estimated net worth of $10 million at the time of writing. The origin of his wealth stems majorly from his musical endeavors and endorsement deals with brands like Martell Cognac while analysis of his spending patterns indicates that he lives a luxurious lifestyle.

To start with Burna Boy’s assets, he owns a massive and quite expensive mansion which is situated in Lagos State, Nigeria. The mansion is said to have an estimated worth of #150 million. The Nigerian afro-fusion singer has not less than six cars which include; a Mercedes Benz, a Range Rover Sport, a G-wagon and a Lexus Saloon 2015 to mention a few. He also owns a landed property at Ajah which is a large neighborhood in Lekki, Nigeria.

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Burna Boy displays his luxurious cars. Image credit: Naijaloaded.
Burna Boy Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Untold Facts

To end our Burna Boy childhood story and biography here are untold or lesser-known facts that you never knew about him.

Do You Know?

REASONS FOR NICKNAME: The afro-fusion artiste adopted his stage name “Burna Boy”
as a result of his love for comics. He wanted to be a superhero so badly that he would always draw his own comics and name the superhero Burna.

RELIGION: Burna boy was born into a Christian home and was brought up in the Christian faith. As a boy, the talented artiste upheld his belief in God and lived his life fully aware and sensitive to things regarding his faith and trust in God almighty.

TATTOOS: Burna boy inked his first tattoo at the age of 15, and has inked more than 11 tattoos since then. He has a tattoo of his role model “Fela Kuti” on his arm and also noted that his tattoos were an artistic representation of him.

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Burna Boy display some of his numerous tattoos. Image credit: Yaasomuah.

DRINKING AND SMOKING: Burna Boy is fond of smoking and has been referred to as a
chimney on several occasions due to his intense smoking habits.

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Burna Boy has an intense smoking habit. Image credit: Naijaloaded.

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