- Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), popularly known as Burna boy is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and a recording artiste. Burna boy came to limelight and became popular in 2012 after releasing his debut lead single titled “Like to Party” from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013).Ever since then he had become unstoppable.
In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside (2018) marked his major-label debut.
He has won series of awards one of which is “the Best International Act” at the 2019 BET Awards. He was also announced as Apple Music’s Up Next artist. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019.
Just some few days ago, again, Burna Boy also got nominated for the 62nd Grammy award yesterday with his “African Giant” album entering the “World Music Album” category and since then, there has been opinions about him now taking up the position of the biggest Afrobeat artiste in Nigeria.
The tag of the biggest artiste in Nigeria is being sent the way of Burna Boy. Although that has been happening ever since he had a massive 2018. There are a lot of people that believe he has flown past the level of Davido and Wizkid in terms of his musical influence and the fan base he commands in the country.
This notion however has been countered by many as they believe he is still yet to get to the level of Davido and Wizkid
But there could now be a strong claim to Burna’s dominance over Davido and Wizkid after his latest achievement which is the Grammy nomination.
It has always been the dream of every music lover that a Nigerian music artiste one day gets a nod at the Grammy awards. That dream has however turned reality via Burna Boy as his “African Giant” album sits comfortably in the nomination category for “World Music Album” for next year’s Grammy award ceremony and this definitely has now re-opened talks about him being the greatest Nigerian artiste alive right now.
Unexpectedly for the fan Davido and Wizkid were surely presumed to be the Nigeria’s biggest hopes for the Grammy award, but Burna takes away that hope from them as he gets nominated even before either of the were.
Could this mean that Burna Boy is the the Nigeria biggest representer in the international music world, what if he eventually wins this award, Doesn’t that mean he is the biggest Nigerian artiste.?
Drop your opinions!!!