Popular Nigerian Afro-fusion singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu known by his stage name Burna Boy is celebrating his 28th birthday today being 2nd July 2019 and in celebrating him, we decided to share some of his achievements in the music industry.
The legendary singer rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single “Like to Party” from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E which was released by Aristokrat Records on 2nd August, 2013.
The song serves as the follow-up to his second mixtape, Burn Identity (2011). L.I.F.E sold 40,000 copies on the first day of its release. Aristokrat Records later sold the album’s marketing rights to Uba Pacific for ₦10 million.The release of the album was preceded by five singles: “Like to Party”, “Tonight”, “Always Love You”, “Run My Race” and “Yawa Dey”.
In 2014, Burna Boy split from Aristokrat records and in 2015, he created his own record label called Spaceship Entertainment.
He released his second album On a Spaceship on 25 November 2015. In September 2016, he released the 7-track EP Redemption, with the lead single “Pree Me” debuting on Nosiey.
On 9 October 2018, Burna Boy was announced as one of Spotify’s New Afro Hub Takeover Artist. The announcement coincided with him being named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise for 3 months.
On 3 January 2019, he was announced alongside Mr Eazi, as one of the artists performing at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He won four awards at the Soundcity MVP Awards Festival, including African Artiste of the Year, Listener’s Choice and Best Male MVP.
On 21 March 2019, Burna Boy released a 4-track collaborative EP with Los Angeles-based electronic duo DJDS, titled Steel & Copper.
In April 2019, Pulse Nigeria reported that Burna Boy will release African Giant, a 16-track album. Burna Boy held a private listening session for the album and shared photos from the event on social media.
On June 24, 2019, Burna Boy won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.
From all these achievements listed above, there is no doubt that Burna Boy is indeed a legendary singer and from all of us here at Naijazzy, we say happy birthday to him.