As he is prone to call himself, African Giant is a befitting title for one of Nigeria’s biggest stars in modern times, whose net worth is estimated at $10 million. Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has had an impressive rise to fame, and his success story is riddled with scandal, a showcase of immense talent, and the display of a lot of pride. His gradual rise to fame, assisted by his family’s long history in the music industry, inspires awe. As an artist, Burna Boy has proven himself worthy of all the praise, fame, and wealth he has gotten from his career. While it is clear that he has made a lot of money from his music career and that it is the only known source of his wealth, many of his fans have been left to wonder what’s the exact value of his accumulated fortune.
Burna Boy Has a Net Worth Estimated at $10 Million
The lack of significant information regarding Burna Boy’s finances makes it hard to say exactly how much he is worth. A range of figures on the internet speculate his actual worth, one of which rumors that he is worth $10 million.
Burna Boy’s entrance into the music scene in 2012 was with his single, Like to Party. This song was the lead single off his debut album, L.I.F.E. However, this was after the release of his mixtape Burn Identity in 2011which was not as successful as the L.I.F.E album. It sold more than 40,000 copies on the first day of its release. The other singles on this album, “Tonight”, “Always Love You”, “Run Your Race” and “Yawa Dey” were all able to match in quality with the first single he had released.
For a young musician to have released such an impressive body of work that featured the talents of heavyweights in the industry such as M.I, Timaya, 2face Idibia, and Reminisce was beyond impressive. It was indicative of the great things that would come from him and got him all the attention he needed for his future works.
A Look at His Later Works
Burna Boy’s next major releases were in 2015 with the album One a Spaceship and the 2016 EP, Redemption. Both bodies of work struggled with replicating the success he had with the debut album, but they were not absolute failures. Three years after, his next album Outside hit the market, scoring yet another immense success for the artiste. As he has progressed in his career, Burna Boy has continuously consolidated himself as one of the industry’s greatest artists and in the process, become a Nigerian Music Royal.
The national and global awards he was nominated for and went on to win validates his musical genius.
What Are Burna Boy’s Best Songs So Far?
In a career that has not lasted up to a decade, Burna Boy has released more than five bodies of work including; Twice As Tall, African Giant, and Outside. He is known for his infusion of several music genres, particularly Afrobeat, Dancehall, and Reggae. The third album in his repertoire introduced him to an international audience as he featured English artists such as Lily Allen, J Hus, and Mabel.
These are some of his more popular songs:
- African Giant
- Monsters You made
- Way too Big
- Collateral Damage
- On the Low
As an artist, he has also been required to feature in the songs of other artists; some of these songs are:
- Wizkid – Ginger
- Wande Coal- Amorawa
- Sam Smith- My Oasis
- Lily Allen- Your Choice
- Beyonce- Ja Ara E
- Skales- Gebfun one time
- DJ Spinall- Serious
- Larry Gaaga- Baba Nla
- Sauti Sol- Afrikam Star
- Stormzy, Ed Sheeran- Own It
Burna Boy Also Makes Money from His Clothing Line
Like any other artist, music is not the only creative expression of Burna Boy. In 2020, he launched his first clothing line with the popular retail brand, BoohooMAN. Burna Boy co-designed this line of clothes and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he had some meetings over Zoom to execute this line.
The line features pieces that are made in tie-dye styles, slides, matching socks, and button-downs. 120 pieces of the line have a customized B logo which points to his contribution to the line.
What Brands has Burna Boy Worked With?
With the fame he has, it is a no-brainer that brands want to work with him. In 2016, Martell Cognac, an alcoholic beverage brand signed him on as one of their brand ambassadors. He used to be a Globacom ambassador, but they ended his contract because of his propensity for scandal.
This musician is also known to have worked with Star Lager beer, another alcoholic brand, but it remains a secret when exactly he was signed up as a brand ambassador.
Is Burna Boy Richer Than Wizkid or Davido?
Wizkid and Davido have worked in the music industry for a much longer time than Burna Boy has, and they have all experienced mainstream success. These two stars are arguably as wealthy as Burna Boy is and just as it is hard to say what the African Giant’s real net worth is, it is equally hard to say how much Wizkid and Davido have amassed in the course of their careers.
While some sources have reported that Wizkid is worth $4 million, others have estimated his fortune to be as high as $20 million. The same goes for Davido: various figures have been quoted as the value of his wealth, but it is mostly reported that he is worth $18 million.
How Does Burna Boy Spend His Money
One defining aspect of Burna Boy’s fame is his pride and how easy it is for him to brag about his success and achievements. He is known for his love of luxury cars, and he has several such vehicles, which speak of his love for high-end vehicles. In his collection, you will find head-turners like the Range Rover Autobiography SUV, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Bentley Continental GT, a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, and a Roll Royce Dawn Convertible. Burna Boy also owns a house in Lekki that is believed to be an 8-Bedroom mansion.
Damini Ogulu has always lived an affluent life, even as a child. He spent a lot of his formative years in the United Kingdom and to date, he is still prone to visiting numerous countries across the globe. The comfort and luxury he enjoyed as a child is one that he has continued to enjoy even in his adult years.