He grew up in Ahoada, Rivers State, and later relocated to Lagos State. He attended Montessori International School, and later attended Corona, Agbara for his secondary school in Lagos.
montessori international school before moving to lagos, he thereafter also
attended Corona, Agbara secondary school after which he left
for the UK.
It is worthy to note that Burna Boy’s
grandfather, Benson Idons used to be Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s manager, So, its no
wonder his early influences to music.
On 31 May 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Like To Party” which saw his rise to prominence.
On 5 September 2012, the video for “Like to Party” was released. The
music video, which was shot by Squareball Media services, ran for 4
minutes and 9 seconds.
On 24 September 2012, Burna Boy released a single titled “Tonight” On 31 December 2012, he released the video for the song. In the music video, Burna Boy expresses his innate feelings.
Signed to Aristokrat Records and, more often than not, teaming up with their
in-house producer, the acclaimed Leriq; Burna Boy has been able to churn
out two hot mixtapes – “Burn
Notice” and “Burn
Identity” back in April and November, 2011 respectively. “Burn Notice” produced the catchy
anthem “Abeg Abeg Abeg”;
the soulful “Sweetest Girl” featuring Leriq and the dance-hall
candy, “Wombo Lombo Something”.
He has featured other big weights in the Music industry like Davido, D’banj,
Wizkid, Tuface, Sarkodie etc.