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I had to choose between greatness and death –Burna Boy
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I had to choose between greatness and death –Burna Boy

Grammy Award-winning singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, recently revealed in an interview with GQ Magazine that at a point in his life, he had to choose between greatness and death, and that was what led to his recent successes on the global stage. He said, “Following several collaborations with foreign artistes of African heritage, I just made up my mind that I wanted it all. I wanted to be the greatest. That’s when it hit me really hard that I had to do it. It was that or death.” The self-acclaimed African Giant also stated that winning a Grammy award broke the mental cycle of people who felt that certain things were unachievable. He added, “I was not celebrating because of myself. It was almost as if I had broken a mental cycle of our people. Our people had been very mentally o...
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Buhari Congratulates Burna Boy, Wizkid On Grammy Award Wins

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Nigerian stars, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy and Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid for winning the 2021 Grammy awards. Buhari in a statement issued on Monday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said he is proud of the two artistes for their contributions to the field of music which the world has come to recognise.“Congratulations to Burna Boy on being conferred the 2021 Grammy, the world’s most prestigious musical awards,” Buhari was quoted as saying.“He has made notable contributions in the field of music which have brought glory to Nigerians at home and abroad. We are proud of his path-breaking achievements.”President Buhari also acknowledged the efforts of forerunners like King Sunny Ade and Femi Kuti whose creative exert...
‘You Need A Wife Like My Own’ – Burna Boy Showers Praises On Stefflon Don
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‘You Need A Wife Like My Own’ – Burna Boy Showers Praises On Stefflon Don

Popular Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, who is famously known as Burna Boy has shown off a diamond chain his British girlfriend, Stefflon Don gifted him. Taking to his social media account popularly known as Instagram page to share the video, the self-acclaimed African Giant showered praises on Stefflon Don and urged his followers to get a wife like her. Shortly after flaunting the jewellery in appreciation of the woman in his life, Burna then proceeded to show off his girlfriend, Stefflon Don who was happy to be there with him. A photo of Burna Boy’s late best friend, Gambo was imprinted on the pendant of the neck-piece shows, making the gesture even more special. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/2qwFCu1MXHs
Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Now Most Streamed African Album On Spotify
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Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant’ Now Most Streamed African Album On Spotify

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy Award-winning Nigerian Afrobeat singer, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has bagged himself a new title courtesy of his latest album, African Giant. The album has now become the most-streamed African album on Spotify, with over 200 million streams to its credit. This makes it the first African album to achieve such feat on the online streaming platform. The body of work was released in 2019 after a drama the artiste stirred up following his Coachella call-up. He had lamented that his name was written in small fonts, whereas he was an African Giant. An act that birthed the album.   View this post on Instagram   This one is for the continent ? #AFRICANGIANT A post shared ...
Burna Boy Girlfriend Stefflon Don Brags About Her $10k Monthly Bills
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Burna Boy Girlfriend Stefflon Don Brags About Her $10k Monthly Bills

Popular British rapper and songwriter, Stephanie Victoria Allen, known professionally as Stefflon Don, has publicly bragged that her monthly spending is at least 10,000 pounds or more. The 28-year-old rapper who rose to fame after her 2017 single, “Hurtin’ Me” featuring French Montana, peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart said that is how to be a boss. The singer and Nigeria afro-fusion singer, Damini Ogulu also known as Burna Boy are romantically linked and they have often displayed public affections. She wrote:
Burna Boy Reveals The Only Artiste That Has Helped Him Write Song
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Burna Boy Reveals The Only Artiste That Has Helped Him Write Song

Popular Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu simply known and addressed as Burna Boy has often times come out to brag that he never received help from anybody while trying to climb his career ladder.Well, the ‘ye’ crooner may have just made a u-turn when he revealed on Tuesday that the only person that once helped him with song writing is Peruzzi . He made this known via his official Twitter handle. He wrote: For the record I have never had any help writing any song Ever. Except one time and that was with @Peruzzi
Burna Boy to perform alongside Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift at Glastonbury festival
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Burna Boy to perform alongside Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift at Glastonbury festival

Nigerian Grammy nominee, Burna Boy, whose real name is Damini Ogulu has been billed to perform at the Glastonbury Festival 2020. The festival which is having its Golden edition, 50th anniversary sees Burna Boy performing in a culmination of contemporary performing arts. Among artistes billed to perform at the festival are Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross. Also, the “Dangote” singer is however not the only Nigerian scheduled to perform as Seun Kuti, the son of late afrobeats legend, Fela Kuti was also listed to perform. The festival is set to take place between 24th – 28th June 2020 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset in the UK.
Standard Chartered Bank Announced BurnaBoy as their Digital Bank Ambassador
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Standard Chartered Bank Announced BurnaBoy as their Digital Bank Ambassador

Launching to the public on Monday, 9 December 2019, Standard Chartered’s fully Digital Bank marks an important milestone in the Bank’s Commenting on the partnership, Burna Boy said I am excited to be working with Standard Chartered Bank and privileged to be chosen to support their efforts to enhance accessibility to banking services for Nigerians. As a millennial, digitization is part of my daily life and I am glad a bank has taken this initiative to be an end to end digital bank in Nigeria. I am also looking forward to engaging my fans on social media to spread the word.” . . Through the launch of the digital bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Burna Boy hope to bridge the gap between the traditional banking model and the new, digital savvy generation in Nigeria, aiming to make ban...
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Burna Boy leads Apple’s 2019 top 10 streamed songs

Afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, has topped the 2019 list of Apple Music most-streamed artists. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the data, recently released by Apple Music, featured Artists in sub-Sahara Africa whose songs were streamed via the platform. In the heavyweight list, #BurnaBoy had five songs leaving the other five top slots to other artists including #Davido #Wizkid #Joeboy and #Rema Burna Boy’s songs ‘On the low’, ‘Gbona’, ‘Dangote’ and ‘Anybody’ occupied top five alongside his heavy collaboration with #Zlatan ‘Killin Dem’.
Stefflon Don Speaks About Getting Engaged To Burna Boy
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Stefflon Don Speaks About Getting Engaged To Burna Boy

UK rapper, Stephanie Victoria Allen better known by her stage name, Stefflon Don in recent times has been more open and vocal about her relationship with “African Giant”, Damini Ogulu popularly called Burna Boy whom she has been dating for a number of months now. The “Fire In The Booth” crooner in a recent interview with Los Angeles radio station, Power 105.1. has opened up on how she and the “Dangote” crooner met in Ghana after a missed flight. Speaking to the media outlet, she said she missed her flight while on a trip to Ghana and decided to attend a show where Burna Boy performed. “I met him in Ghana. I was in Africa for a show then I missed my flight, he had a show where he performed and I went to the show and the rest is history baby. He told me I was going to be his wife an...
“I Will Go Shirtless If I See Someone Wearing The Same Shirt As Me” – Burna Boy
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“I Will Go Shirtless If I See Someone Wearing The Same Shirt As Me” – Burna Boy

Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afrofusion artiste better known as Burna Boy, says he can go shirtless if he sees someone wearing the same shirt he is wearing at an event. In an interview with Africa’s Finest, a fashion magazine by Guaranty Trust Bank, the ‘Ye’ singer said he is already working on his own fashion brand. “I try to do what makes me feel like I’m swaggy, it could be a named brand or not. It just has to make me feel good. It just has to be different. For me, if it’s not different, then I don’t feel good,” he responded when asked to describe his style. “I could go somewhere wearing a shirt, and if I see someone wearing the same shirt, I’ll take it off and just be shirtless! “I’m working on it as we speak. It’s my ‘merch’ from my tours but the design is really giving out ...
2019: Burna Boy Takes Swipe At Buhari, Gives Reason He Won’t Vote Next Year
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2019: Burna Boy Takes Swipe At Buhari, Gives Reason He Won’t Vote Next Year

The hitmaker, Burna Boy will not be voting in the next election as he expresses lack of trust in the crop of Nigerian politicians. Popular Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari for desiring to continue in power beyond 2019. Burna Boy disclosed that he would not be voting in the 2019 general elections. According to him, voting next year would be tantamount to supporting the same crop of politicians to continue to remain in power at the expense of the youths. He wrote on his Instagram page yesterday: “He (Macron) was six years old when Buhari was Nigerian Head of State in 1983. Now, Emmanuel Macron is President of France. Buhari is Nigerian President.   “If this doesn’t explain it all, I don’t know want can...
Yuletide And The Stars Of A Twisted Firmament By Louis Odion
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Yuletide And The Stars Of A Twisted Firmament By Louis Odion

he medley of pulsating melodies, riding the tranquilizing breeze from the ocean, had soaked up the swanky ambience at the emerging Eko Atlantic City tonight until the youthful Darey Art Alade took over the band-stand. The celebrant, General T. Y. Danjuma and his wife, Daisy, were on the dance-floor of lush velvet, cheered on by a sizable number of the nation's aristocracy gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of unquestionably one of Nigeria's surviving military icons. As transmitted by Channels Television to millions of viewers at home and the diaspora via satellite, musician Darey Alade chose to stir the revelry up further with a number outside his regular hip-hop staple, “Lady” by Afrobeat icon, Fela Kuti. With T. Y. now bobbing softly to the ability - well, maybe to the intens...
Robbery Allegation: Burna Boy And Manager’s Name Dropped From Court Papers, Case Adjourned Till December 8th
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Robbery Allegation: Burna Boy And Manager’s Name Dropped From Court Papers, Case Adjourned Till December 8th

According to an online source, Nigerian singer, Burna Boy and his manager, Joe Kantiock’s names were reportedly removed from the court papers. Earlier today at Court Room 1, magistrate court Ikeja, the armed robbery case brought against Burna Boy, his manager and 3 others by the Lagos State commisioner of Police was heard. LIB reported that Burna Boy was not present in court as well and the case has been adjourned till Friday, December 8, 2017 to determine if the suspects in custody will be granted bail or remanded in prison. LIB obtained the court sheet that states the 5-count charge against the suspects but from the court documents Burna Boy and his manager, Joe Kantiock’s names have been removed. A police source who spoke to us said Burna Boy who is reffered to as ‘Damini Ogulu’ is ...
Burna Boy Drops A New Song Despite Being Wanted By The Nigerian Police
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Burna Boy Drops A New Song Despite Being Wanted By The Nigerian Police

Despite being wanted by the Nigerian police for his alledged involvement in the physical assualt and robbery incident on Mr. 2Kay, Burna Boy just released a new song. The Nigeria Police through the force PRO, ASP Olarinde Famous-cole, maintains that singer, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy is still wanted by the Police as the suspected brain behind Mr. 2Kay’s assault at Eko Hotel on October 22, 2017, the dancehall singer has released a new song. Burna Boy released a new song titled “Streets Of Africa.” The song was released on Atlantic Records and a link was tweeted via the singer’s official Twitter page yesterday, November 24, 2017. Burna Boy hasn’t quite stayed off socil media. The song art for “Streets Of Africa” by Burna Boy shows two men on a bike with the second holding what looks like...
Kenyans Blasts Burna Boy On Twitter
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Kenyans Blasts Burna Boy On Twitter

Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy is not having a nice time right now on Twitter. Kenyans are blasting the 'Soke' crooner after they paid Ksh1,500 valued at about N5,000 to watch the 25-year-old at a popular nightclub in Kenya over the weekend, Only for Burna to perform less than an hour, and angry Kenyans are not taking it easy. The angry singer was blocking some of them which gave birth to the trend #BurnaBoyBlockChallenge  
Burna Boy Covers Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue
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Burna Boy Covers Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue

Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy is the cover star of the latest issue of Guardian Life magazine. The music star, famous for his Nigerian reggae-dancehall infused songs, is described as the “coolest kid on the block”. Burna’s music career became official in 2012 as he rose to fame after releasing hit singles “Like To Party” and “Tonight”. Growing up in a family of music, he was destined for fame. He explains, “I don’t think there was ever a time I wasn’t doing anything music”. Guardian Life writes that: His media personality radiates with bad boy connotations, but in person he comes across as cheerful and often kind to the people around him. “I am not big on materialistic stuff, I wouldn’t concern myself with it if I didn’t have to… so that is why my mum is there thank God. I...
Pictures From Burna Boy’s Homecoming Concert in the UK
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Pictures From Burna Boy’s Homecoming Concert in the UK

After a six year wait by UK fans, Damini Ogulu AKA Burna Boy, showed the mammoth crowd that stormed the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo for his first sold out ‘Homecoming’ UK concert (hosted by Julie Adenuga of Apple’s Beats Radio) why he was worth the wait. On a night which coincided historically with Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary, being the 1st of October, Burna Boy wowed his fans in terms of lyrical content, stage craftsmanship, and artistic creativity, as well as versatility. Burna Boy electrified the UK crowd as he delivered a highly anticipated Afro Fusion performance backed up with a commissioned full live band. Kicking off his set with a comic show reel, and subtly making light of the extensive rumours about why he had not performed in the UK in the past seven years, ...

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