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7 Things You May Not Know About Burna Boy

 Burna Boy has been on a winning streak lately. From his stellar performance at the popular music festival Coachella to winning the Best International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards down to featuring on Beyonce’s star-studded album The Lion King: The Gift, this singer is sure on a winning streak.

Here are seven things you might not know about him.

1. His first album sold over 50 000 copies in a day:

The singer's ''Leaving an Impact for Eternity'' album did just that as it sold like hot cakes on its first day of release.

2. His grandfather worked closely with one of Africa’s biggest musicians Fela Kuti:

Burna's family is rooted in entertainment as his maternal grandfather managed music idol, Fela Kuti, back in the day. Burna’s love for Fela is known across the globe as asides sampling his songs, he got a tattoo of the late afrobeat legend on his arm

3. He started making music at the age of 10

Burna ventured into music at the age of 10. Now 28 years, the multi-award-winning singer has spent more than a decade in the music world.

4. He got the name Burna Boy from a comic

The name Burna Boy was coined from his superhero aspirations. Burna being a comic lover used to draw his comics and daydreamed about being a superhero with his superhero name, this was how he came about the name Burna.

5. He has two younger sisters and one of them is an aspiring musician

Burna was born to Bose and Samuel Ogulu and is their firstborn and only son. He, however, has two sisters, Ruonami and Nissi. Nissi is based in London and is an upcoming singer. Nissi’s 2016 debut, Pay attention has almost 10 000 views on YouTube.

6. He received a plaque from the UK’s Academy Music Group

 Burna was awarded a plaque from the United Kingdom’s leading owner-operator of music venues for not only giving a stellar performance at his sold-out show in 2019.

7. He was nominated for a Grammy

Burna snagged a Grammy nomination for 'Best World Music Album.' H, however, lost to Angelique Kidjo

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