Who is Burna Boy?
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He sings the African-fusion genre and has been likened to the legendary Afro-Pop singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Burna Boy is often referred to as “Oluwa Burna” by his fans and music lovers. He is currently one of the biggest and globally recognised Nigerian entertainers with a lot of awards and recognition to his name.
Burna Boy’s childhood and education
Burna Boy’s full name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu. He was born on July 2, 1991, as the first of three children in Ahoada, a city in the Port-Harcourt area of Rivers State.
Burna Boy is 30 years old, as of February 2022. His parents are Mr Samuel Ogulu and Mrs Bose Ogulu. Burna Boy’s mother, Bose, is the daughter of Benson Idonije who was an ex-manager of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Is Burna Boy Yoruba?
The Port-Harcourt-born singer was speculated to be of Yoruba descent due to his Yoruba-infused name, but it has been revealed that Burna Boy’s Yoruba name came from his maternal lineage as his mother also has a Yoruba name.
The 30-year-old singer had his early education at Montessori International School before he proceeded to Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State for his secondary education.
Burna Boy relocated to London for his tertiary education, studying Media Technology at the University of Sussex before proceeding to Oxford Brookes University to obtain a degree in Media Communications and Culture.
How Burna Boy started his singing career
Burna Boy returned to Nigeria in 2010 to start his music career professionally, though it was said that he had started making beats at the age of 10 using the sound production app called “Fruityloops” which was given to him by his friend and classmate of that time.
He came into prominence in 2012 after releasing the hit single “Like To Party” which later became the lead single of his debut album “L.I.F.E”, released on August 12, 2013. The album was produced by LeriQ.
Burna Boy’s wiki profile
|Full name||Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu|
|State of origin||Rivers State|
|Age||30 years old|
|Date of birth||July 2, 1991|
|Alma matter||University of Sussex, Oxford Brookes University|
Burna Boy’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing this report, Burna Boy is not married and does not have a wife.
The singer has, however, been romantically involved with a number of women, including the likes of Stefflon Don, Princess Shyngle, and another lady Identified as Jo Pearl.
Full story of all Burna Boy’s relationships
Burna Boy’s relationship with Stefflon Don
Burna Boy started his relationship with Stefflon Don in 2018 but went public with it in February 2019. According to reports gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Stefflon Don was the first to publicize the relationship in 2019.
The ex-lovers had met at a show in Ghana in December 2018. Stefflon had missed her flight at that time and had decided to attend a concert in the country which turned out to be that of Burna Boy. They met after the show and their affair kicked off from there.
Their relationship seems quite peaceful and full of love until August 2019 when Burna Boy was accused of infidelity. It was said that he was cheating on Stefflon with his Ghanaian ex-girlfriend, Princess Shyngle. However, Stefflon Don came to his rescue, debunking the rumour.
Burna Boy was called out again in December 2020 by a lady named Jo Pearl in a video alleging that they have been in a relationship even before he started dating Stefflon Don.
Burna Boy and Stefflon Don finally broke up in 2021 and both parties unfollowed each other on social media, according to reports. It remains unclear what exactly led to their separation.
The first speculations of their break-up began after Burna Boy posted on his Instagram Stories on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, that he has no wife. Stefflon reacted to Burna’s post saying that money and fame change people no matter how much love and loyalty you treat them with.
Neither of both parties has openly addressed the reports of their breakup and separation.
Burna Boy’s relationship with Jo Pearl
Burna Boy’s romantic engagement with Jo Pearl made waves in the media after she posted a tell-it-all video in November 2020 highlighting how she started her relationship with the singer and how things turned sour between them.
According to Pearl, she and Burna had been lovers before he even started dating Stefflon Don. She explained that Burna Boy had sent her a message on Instagram a couple of years ago and it took her about 2 weeks to reply after much persuasion from her friends. She explained that they met physically at his pop-up show in the United Kingdom.
The lady explained that Burna had approached her in a very sweet manner and they started their affair from there, describing it as love at first sight. She claimed to have later moved in with him in his London home and went everywhere with him.
She further explained that their relationship became shaky after Burna Boy returned to Nigeria and she couldn’t reach him for a while. She said the singer later reached out to her saying he has been hospitalized for a while and reassured her of his love.
Jo Pearl made it known that she had wanted to visit the singer in Nigeria but was prevented by some family members. She explained that she began to hear of his relationship with Stefflon Don after they argued in December. She stated that they patched things up and continued with the relationship but never talked about his relationship with Stefflon Don.
The young lady made it known that she had to talk about the relationship on social media because her silence over it is affecting her mental health, even though she added that she has moved on with her life.
Jo Pearl biography
Jo Pearl is a British model and businesswoman. She is the CEO of Snatched By Jo Pearl, an online store where she sells waist trainers and other kinds of intimate wear.
Jo was born on August 5, 1997, in London. She started her modelling carer in 2018 and has over 40,000 followers on her IG page.
Burna Boy’s relationship with Princess Shyngle
Burna Boy’s relationship with curvy Ghanaian-based actress Princess Shyngle had mostly been speculative, until the actress took to her Instagram page in March 2021 to confirm that she actually dated the singer.
In her post, she referred to Burna Boy as her “ex” and shared a screenshot of both of them having a video call.
Burna Boy’s children
As of the time of publishing this article (February 2022), Burna Boy has no child. He is not married and also does not have a baby mama.
Does Burna Boy have a baby mama?
Surprisingly, Burna Boy, unlike most musicians of his age and status, does not have a baby mama, as of February 2022.