Burna Boy: the blazer of african jam hitz

Burna Boy:  the blazer of african jam hitz

On the 21 of December 2019 the Nigerian hits maker Burna Boy alongside a host of other renowned musicians will trill Cameroonians with some good music’s from their rich repertoire. 100% Jeune decided to give an insight of who the icon is and his latest.

Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on the 2 July 1991, in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. His father managed a welding company and his mother worked as a translator. Benson Idonije? known for being the first band manager of Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti is his grandfather. Ogulu grew up in southern Nigeria. Known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence in 2012 after releasing the lead single "Like to Party" from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album outside (2018) marked his major-label debut.

In 2019, he won 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 on July 26, 2019. It has been supported by six singles: "Gbona", "On the Low", Killin Dem", "Dangote", "Anybody" and "Pull Up". He began recording the album in 2018. He told Billboard magazine that the album is his most personal yet. He first revealed plans to release the album in April 2019, and held a private listening session in Los Angeles. Photos and videos from the listening session were shared on social media. African Giant was initially announced as a 16-track album. In order to promote the album, Burna Boy will headline the African Giant Returns tour, the second leg of his African Giant tour.

Mbua Desmond

Freelance journalist from ASMAC