Burna Boy’s Net Worth, Biography, Career, Girlfriend, Albums

Burna Boy’s Net Worth, Biography, Career, Girlfriend, Albums

Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer-songwriter and record producer, boasts an approximate net worth of $18 million. He is a prominent and accomplished figure in Nigeria, known for his exceptional vocal talents that have garnered immense recognition.


Damini, with an extensive involvement in the music industry, has earned substantial praise for both his albums and tracks.

His breakthrough came with “Like to Party” in 2012, marking a significant triumph and elevating his status. The subsequent year saw the release of his debut album, featuring the aforementioned track.


Burna Boy Profile Summary

  • Net Worth:         $18 Million
  • Name:  Burna Boy
  • Date of Birth:     July 2, 1991
  • Gender:               Male
  • Profession:         Nigerian singer
  • Nationality:         Nigerian
Burna Boy’s Net Worth, Biography, Career, Girlfriend, Albums
Burna Boy Net Worth. Photo Credit: @burnaboygram: Instagram

Burna Boy Early Life

Burna Boy, the stage identity of Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, is a widely renowned and affluent individual in Nigeria. Ogulu was born on July 2, 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. His early years were spent in Southern Nigeria alongside his mother, Bose Ogulu, who later became his manager.

Bose Ogulu, in addition to being his mother, also serves as a language translator, a role that has significantly supported Ogulu in his career. His father was formerly employed by a welding company.

Ogulu’s journey into music began during his formative years. He initially experimented with music using Fruityloops software and achieved moderate success. Later, he embarked on a trip to London, aiming to deepen his musical knowledge through further studies.

Upon completing a year-long internship with Rhythm 93.7 FM, Ogulu launched his musical creations in Lagos.

Burna Boy has expressed his intention to pursue higher education in his native Nigeria. He attended Corona High School before continuing his education at the University of Sussex to study media technology.

Subsequently, he transferred to Oxford Brookes University to focus on media communications and culture.


After mastering beat production with Fruity Loops and joining Aristokrat Records, Burna Boy crafted two mixtapes: “Burn Notice” and “Burn Identity.” The turning point came in 2012 when he unveiled the hit track “Like To Party” under the label’s banner, propelling him into the limelight.

The inaugural song on his debut studio album, “LIFE,” dropped on August 12, 2013, was none other than “Like To Party.” This album also boasted chart-topping singles like “Run My Race,” “Yawa Dey,” “Always Love You,” and “Tonight.”

Nominated for the 2013 Next Rated Artiste award at The Headies, Burna Boy narrowly missed out to Sean Tizzle.

In 2014, his debut album “L.I.F.E” earned a nomination for Best Album Of The Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

In February 2015, Burna Boy departed from Aristokrat Records, which he had joined two years prior, to launch his own label, Spaceship Entertainment.

Under the banner of Spaceship Entertainment, he has produced four more commercially successful albums and musical endeavors. His highly anticipated second studio album, “On A Spaceship,” was released on November 25, 2015, accompanied by the first EP titled “Redemption” in September 2016.

Reemerging in January 2018, Burna Boy unleashed his third album, “Outside,” which included breakout tracks like “Ye,” “Heaven’s Gate,” “Rock Your Body,” and others, earning him global recognition and the Record of the Year award at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

In 2019, he was part of the ensemble collaborating on Beyoncé’s album “The Lion King: The Gift,” contributing the single “Ja Ara E” as the sole guest artist with an individual track.

The same year, he became the first Afrobeats artist to sell out Wembley Arena and secured four honors at the 2019 Soundcity MVP Honors Festival, including African Artiste Of The Year.

His fourth studio album, “African Giant,” debuted on July 26, 2019, receiving acclaim and featuring hits like “Anybody,” “Killin’ Dem,” “Gbona,” and others. Despite a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, he was bested by Angelique Kidjo.

Amid the pandemic in 2020, Burna Boy began crafting his fifth studio album, “Twice As Tall,” executive produced by P. Diddy (Sean Combs) and his mother, Bose Ogulu. Released on August 14, 2020, the album secured the Best World Music Album Grammy at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, marking Burna Boy as the first Nigerian artist with consecutive Grammy nominations.

Burna Boy’s track “Destiny” from the “African Giant” album was included in the playlist at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, contributing to his increased net worth.

His song “My Money, My Baby” appeared on the “Queen and Slim” film soundtrack, and his collaboration with Wizkid, “Ballon d’Or,” dropped in January 2022.

Burna Boy Awards

Undoubtedly, Burna Boy stands as one of Nigeria’s most triumphant musicians. Since embarking on his professional music journey in 2010, he has displayed unwavering dedication and steady progress. Remarkably, his hard work has garnered significant recognition, translating into numerous accolades and nominations across Nigeria, Africa, and the global stage.

The ensuing compilation details a selection of the accolades achieved by Burna Boy from the inception of his professional music odyssey.

  • Best Pop by South South Music Awards
  • Best New Act of the Year by Nigeria Entertainment Awards
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards “Best Album of the Year”
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards “Best Pop Artist of the Year”
  • Listener’s Choice by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • Song of the Year by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • Best Male MVP by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • African Artiste of the Year by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • BET Awards “Best International Act”
  • Artiste of the Year by The Headies
  • The Headies “Song of the Year”
  • The Headies “Best Collaboration”
  • Best African Act by MTV Europe Music Awards
  • African Muzik Magazine Awards “Song of the Year”
  • Artist of the Year by African Muzik Magazine Awards
  • West African Male Artiste of the Year by All Africa Music Awards
  • All Africa Music Awards “Album of the Year”
  • Soundcity MVP Awards Festival “Song of the Year”
  • African Artiste of The Year by Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
  • Soundcity MVP Awards Festival “Best Male MVP”
  • Grammy Award “Best Global Music Album” for Twice as Tall Album

On March 14, 2021, Burna Boy clinched the Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album with his record “Twice as Tall,” securing victory after two nominations. Additionally, Wizkid seized the Best Music Video accolade for “Brown Skin Girl,” featured in Beyoncé’s work.

Personal Life

Undoubtedly, he remains single and appealing, with marriage still not on his horizon. Yet, he isn’t navigating this journey alone, as he’s publicly linked with English rapper, singer, and songwriter Stefflon Don (28). Their romantic involvement began in early 2019, and they’ve been an item ever since.

Interestingly, destiny intertwined their paths back in 2018 during a musical event in Ghana. Stefflon Don, due to a missed flight, found herself in attendance at one of Burna Boy’s performances. This encounter marked the genesis of their affectionate bond.

Prior to this, Burna Boy was once entwined in a relationship with a British individual named Jo Pearl, a connection reportedly spanning two years.

Net Worth

As per Forbes, Burna Boy’s estimated net worth stands at around $18 million.

His substantial financial assets originate from album sales, successful live concerts and tours, and the monetization of his social media platforms, including YouTube.

Social Media

Instagram: @burnaboygram


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