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Sunday, January 26, 2020

2020 Grammy Award: 13 Things you do not know about Burna Boy

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By Eric Patrick

Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu popularly known by his stage name Burna Boy has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy award.

Burna Boy who came out from the street of Nigeria as an upcoming finds his way into the Nigeria music scene with his first two singles, he captivated everyone with his unique blend of Nigerian hip hop, reggae, and highlife.

He was able to capture the Nigerian music market and then he began to spread to every part of Africa and finally, he captured the world with his good music, our correspondent [ Eric Patrick ] can report.

So far, the Nigerian singer has won nine [9] awards for his career. Burna Boy is also nominated for the 2020 Grammy award for album of the year.

However, this has got many talking that the Nigerian singer is not qualified to be nominated for Grammy.

Below are things you don't know about Burna Boy

1. Awards he has worn total of nine [ 9] BET Award for best international act  - 2019

MTV Europe Music award for best African music - 2019

The Headies award for best collabo - 2019

The Headies award for artiste of the year - 2019

The Future awards Africa Nigeria prize - 2019

MTV Africa Music award for video of the year - 2014 run by race

MTV Africa music award for best collabo - 2015 All Eyes On Me

The Headies award for song of the year - 2019 - ye

2.  His full name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu

3.  He was born on 2 July 1991, in Mbiama in Ahoda West Local Government Area of Rivers State.

4. His first studio record was at Leriq Treehouse Studio Port Harcourt and his first gig on stage was in December 2010 at the Calabar Carnival.

5. At the age of 15, Burna Boy got his first tattoo. He says the tattoos are representative of him artistically.

6. He has more than 12 tattoos and has a tattoo of his role model, Kuti Fela on his arm.

7. Burna Boy released a single titled “Like to Party” in May 2012, which saw his rise to prominence.

8. During a performance, he once broke his leg and rib after falling off a stage.

9. He is a brand ambassador for Head Honcho Clothing.

10. His collaboration with AKA, Da Les, and JR is one of the biggest collaborations of his career.

11. In 2013, he won the Nigeria Entertainment Best New Act of the Year awards

12. Burna Boy first album titled “L.I.F.E” sold over 50 000 copies on the first day of release.

13. The Nigerian singer is nominated `for the 2020 Grammy as his album will find a place to be world best album if he wins.

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