Burna Boy: “How I Came Into Nigerian Music Straight From U.K. Prison

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Nigerian singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has made known how he got into the Nigerian music industry from prison in the U.K.

The Grammy-Award-winning artist shocked Nigerians with his most-recent revelation.

Odogwu, as he is fondly called by fans shared via the micro-blogging platform, Twitter where he disclosed that he came into the Nigerian industry straight from Chelmsford prison.

He further stated that Nigerians would be happy if they knew how much of a risk he used to put himself daily, just to make ends meet.

Odogwu maintained that he had no idea that he would live this long, and does not care about being the biggest artist in Nigeria.

According to him, he only loves doing what he loves.

He rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single 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, marked his major-label debut.

In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist.

His fourth studio album, African Giant, was released in July 2019 and won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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He was awarded the African Artist of the year at the 2020 VGMA’s.

Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, in August 2020, which was nominated for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian artist with back-to-back nominations at the Grammys.

In 2021, Twice as Tall won the Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.[9] In July 2022, Burna Boy released his sixth studio album, Love, Damini.

He was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

His mother, Bose, worked as a language translator and his father, Samuel, managed a welding company.

His maternal grandfather, Benson Idonije, once managed Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti.

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