Burna Boy makes ‘World’s Sexiest Men’ list

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has made American magazine Essence’s list of the Sexiest Men Of The Moment. The list, which was headlined by British movie star, Damson Idris, was contained in the inaugural issue of Essence Sexiest Men Of The Moment magazine. “Beyond the obvious physical attributes, Burna Boy’s appeal lies in his distinctly African swag. His voice and presence command the stage, he has impeccable style and is always perfectly groomed and iced out. Ladies love it!,” Rivea Ruff, Essence Entertainment Editor said about Burna Boy. The list also includes Usher, Trevente Rhodes, Daniel Kaluuya, Colman, and Skepta. Burna Boy is the only Afrobeats artist on the list.

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‘Burna Boy is fake’ – Media personality, Shade Ladipo spills

Shade Ladipo, a veteran Nigerian media personality, has criticized Grammy-winning singer, Burna Boy. She referred to Burna Boy as “fake” and lacking integrity. She made the remarks in a teaser for the upcoming episode of the Bahd And Boujee Podcast, which is co-hosted by reality star, Tolanibaj, and actress, Moet Abebe. Ladipo stated that she prefers Wizkid and Davido to Burna Boy. The veteran broadcaster said, “I would drag Burna Boy to the trenches. He is fake. Burna Boy has no integrity. What the f*ck is money? Integrity is much more important than money. That is why I am a big fan of Wizkid and Davido.” Video:

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At last, Burna Boy and Rema win at the 2024 iHeart Radio Music Awards

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has finally ended his poor outing at award ceremonies as he clinched the Best African Music Artist at the 2024 iHeart Radio Music Awards in the United States. The 2024 iHeart Radio Music Awards was held live on FOX on Monday night and was hosted by rapper Ludacris. Another Nigerian singer, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez won the Best Collaboration of the Year. American pop star, Beyoncé received the iHeart Innovator Award while Cher received the iHeart Icon Award. Taylor Swift led the winners’ chart with six awards including Artist of the Year, Pop Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, Best Lyrics, TikTok Bop of the Year, and Favorite Tour Style. Burna Boy and Rema now join Wizkid and Tems as the only Nigerian artists to have won iHeart Radio Music awards. Before last night, Burna Boy had been on a winless streak at award shows, missing out on seven nominations at the 2023 BET Hip-hop Awards, four nominations at the 2024 Grammys, and six nominations at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards. On …

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Disappointment as Burna Boy, Asake, Rema miss out on Brit Awards

Nigeria’s winless run at the UK’s highest profile music awards ceremony, Brit Awards, continues as the trio of Burna Boy, Asake, and Rema failed to clinch an award at this year’s edition held at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday night. Burna Boy and Asake were nominated in the Best International Act of the Year category but lost to American star, SZA. Similarly, Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ also lost the gong for the Best International Song of the Year to Miley Cyrus ‘Flowers.’ Despite the loss, Rema closed the ceremony with an electrifying performance of his hit song, ‘Calm Down.’ He became just the second African artiste to perform at the BRITs after Burna Boy who performed at the ceremony in 2019. Meanwhile, Raye has extended her record as the artist with the most wins in one year in BRITs history. She garnered six awards last night, including Best New Artist, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best R&B Act and Songwriter of the Year.

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“Your network is your net worth” – Burna Boy reveals how one can become a billionaire

Ebunoluwa Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, is an Afrobeat artist who believes that networking with the right people is essential. Burna Boy, a Grammy Award winner, described networking as a strange thing. He spoke on how meeting the proper people may improve someone’s life. The singer, who has sold out international arenas for his shows, believes that meeting the right people may lead to financial success. Read post

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How I paved the way for Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, others – Eedris Abdulkareem

Controversial singer, Eedris Abdulkareem has claimed that he led the revolution that led to the global recognition Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, and other Nigerian artists are benefiting from today. He said his revolt against the poor treatment of Nigerian artists by show promoters in 2004 when he clashed with American rapper 50Cent and his G-Unit members in Nigeria was why the country’s artists are now being respected worldwide. In the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, Abdulkareem admitted that his rebellion affected his career, but added that “it was a beautiful sacrifice that gave birth to Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido.” He said, “You heard someone like Burna Boy say nobody helped him in Nigeria. Would you have been a star without some people starting the revolution? That is a stupid talk. You wouldn’t have been where you are if we didn’t make this industry what it is; if we didn’t fight for it. Unfortunately, most of them don’t appreciate it. And I don’t give a dime. “It [fighting for Nigerian music industry] affected my career but it was a …

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Wishing me dead is saddening – Eedris Abdulkareem berates Burna Boy

Nigerian singer, Eedris Abdulkareem has berated his colleague, Burna Boy for “wishing him dead.” Recalled that Burna Boy while reacting to yet-to-be-released podcast comments by Abdulkareem, said he does not blame the ‘Jaga Jaga’ crooner but the people who donated money to settle his hospital bills when he underwent a kidney transplant in 2022. However, reacting via his Instagram page, Abdulkareem said Burna Boy wishing him or any other person dead was “truly saddening and very disappointing. Making fun of my health crisis and blaming people that helped to keep me alive is very shameful.” The veteran singer said he will release a single soon to address the rift. “I will reply through the only medium that I have… and that is music; so I will be dropping my heartfelt response via a single aptly named ‘Essay to Burna Boy’ in a fortnight,” he added.

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Most followed Nigerian celebrities on social media revealed

Nigeria is home to some of the most popular and talented celebrities in the world. Nigerian celebrities keep making an impact on the global stage in a variety of fields, including music, cinema, comedy, and sports. They are all very successful in their industries and have a large social media following. In no particular order, here are seven Nigerian celebrities with some of the highest following on social media: 1.Davido Davido is one of the most prominent and successful African artists. He has received various accolades for his music, including the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa. The singer also recently got three nominations in the 2024 Grammy Awards – his first ever. Davido is also a successful businessman. He owns the record label Davido Music Worldwide, and he has several other business ventures. He is also a philanthropist, and he has donated millions of dollars to various charities. The singer has over 28m followers on Instagram – even way more than some global artistes. 2. Yemi Alade Yemi Alade is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress, and activist. She is well-known for …

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Stefflon Don, Jada Kingdom drags each other over Burna Boy

The feud between Burna Boy, the Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, and his rumored Jamaican-American lover, Jada Kingdom, and his estranged British-Jamaican fiancée, Stefflon Don, has engulfed him. Regarding the singer of “Last Last,” the dancehall celebrities have been disparaging one another. Trouble began when Stefflon Don, who was recently rumoured to have rekindled her love affair with Burna Boy, released a new song, ‘Dat A Dat,’ where she alleged that an unnamed woman slept with her partner. However, given Burna Boy’s alleged romance with Jada Kingdom, it didn’t take long for her to respond to Stefflon Don. She called out the British rapper via Instagram, urging her to come at her directly. She denied having any sort of romantic relationship with Burna Boy and called the beef “weird.” “It’s weird, because it’s behind a man… this n***a is for everybody. Last year she pass har remarks, I said nothing,” Jada said. The American star explained in another Instastory post that she “clearly” doesn’t want Burna Boy. “She’s the only one beefing over a man I clearly don’t want,” she said. Jada is currently dating Pardison Fontaine. Burna Boy sparked relationship rumours with her after he sang about his affinity for Jada Kingdom on Byron Messia’s ‘Taliban (Remix),’ including a Birkin Bag that he purchased for her.

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Asake, Davido, Burna Boy, others make Obama’s favourite music of 2023 list

Former American President, Barack Obama has included four Nigerian songs in his favourite music of 2023 list. The songs are ‘Unavailable’ by Davido featuring Musa Keys, ‘Amapiano’ by Asake featuring Olamide, ‘Me & U’ by Tems, and ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’ by Burna Boy featuring 21 Savage. South African singer, Tyla’s ‘Water’ was also included in the list released by the former US President on Friday. The list featured music from around the world including Latino, pop, Afrobeats, Hip-hop, Grime, Reggaeton, Reggae, Dancehall, R&B, and Soul. Sharing the list via his X handle, Obama wrote, “Here are some of my favourite songs from this year. Let me know if there are any artists or songs I should check out.”

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Netizens Confused, React as Burna Boy Reportedly Gifts Stefflon Don a N280m Rolls Royce

Stefflon Don, a famous Jamaican-born UK singer, is trending online after a video of her Christmas birthday gift went viral. The singer, who previously dated Afrobeat artist Burna Boy, was taken aback when video clips of her birthday gift arrived at her London home. The report that the new whip was a gift from her Nigerian lover, Burna Boy, sparked the most outrage online. Online videos of the new ride have been trending. The car appears to be a sign that the couple is about to reunite. The car is estimated to have cost Burna Boy $353,850 (279,364,575). According to reports, the car was a surprise gift that came with a personalised plate number. See Here are some of the comments that trailed the report about Burna Boy acquiring a new ride: @Ogo4200: “Burna Boy buying a girl a car some artists in Nigeria use to brag is wild.” @Bukeemooh: “Wo’lu, please don’t tell that my guy folded?” @MatthewDav27715: “Talk nah benny I don go her junior brother Snapchat the guy post the car.” @f_phreeh: “Dey settled? I knew that girl can’t do without …

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“I am so in love with this man, All I need is one night” – American lady confesses love to Burna Boy

Trin Bean, an American woman, has stated that she would like to spend one night with Burna Boy, a well-known musician from Nigeria. Securing a front-row seat on his “I Told Them” Tour, she was serenaded by the self-described African Giant. The female fan declared her love for Burna Boy and her wish to have a night and a few hours by themselves with him. On Twitter, Trini shared a video of the Grammy winner performing “Secret” and gushed over the way he was staring at her.  “Burna Boy was serenading me tonight while performing “Secret.”Look how he’s looking at me. I am so in love with this man. All I need is one night and just a few hours alone with him,” she wrote. In a separate post, Trini added, “I TOLD THEM that I really be OUTSIDEEE for Burna Boy! 🗣️🗣️🗣️Burna Boy show number 6 of the year and baby a time was had! 😏😌 #ITOLDTHEMTOUR” See the clip:

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Grammy nominations: Presidency congratulates Burna Boy, Davido, Asake, others

The Presidency has congratulated Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr for their Grammy nominations. The quintet received nominations in the inaugural Best African Music Performance category on the 66th Grammy nominations list released on Friday, November 10, 2023. Burna Boy secured nominations in three additional categories: Best Global Music Album, Best Global Music Performance, and Best Melodic Rap Performance. Meanwhile, Davido received two more nominations – Best Global Music Album and Best Global Music Performance. Bayo Onanuga, the Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, conveyed congratulations to the Nigerian artists for their nominations in a statement on Friday night. Onanuga shared on his social media handle, “Congratulations to Nigerian singers Davido, Burna Boy, Asake/Olamide, Ayra Starr for their nominations in the 66th Grammy Awards scheduled for Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.” Meanwhile, Tems earned another Grammy nomination for co-writing Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” nominated in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category. Fireboy DML received his first Grammy nomination for his …

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Burna Boy makes history, becomes first African with UK Number 1 album

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has made history as the first-ever African artiste to secure a UK Number 1 album with “I Told Them.” Official Charts Company confirmed on Friday that Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, “I Told Them,” debuted at number 1 this week on the UK albums chart. The ‘African Giant’ crooner was presented with a plaque by the British record chart company in commemoration of his record. “He told them! @burnaboy makes UK chart HISTORY today as he claims his first Number 1 album,” the company tweeted. An excited Burna Boy quoted the tweet with the caption, “Let’s Have It! #ITOLDTHEM    #ITOLDTHEMNUMBER1.” The Port Harcourt-born singer’s last two LPs, Twice As Tall and Love Damini, peaked at Number 2 on the UK albums chart before his latest project finally saw him hit the top of the chart.

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Burna Boy pays tribute to Wizkid’s mum at US concert

Grammy-winning Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy has paid tribute to Mrs. Jane Dolapo Balogun, the mother of his colleague, Wizkid, who passed away recently. Mrs. Balogun died on Friday. Since her death was announced, celebrities and public figures have flooded the social media space with condolence messages to the singer, Wizkid and his family. However, Burna Boy took it to a new level after pausing his set at the Afronation Fest in Detroit, United States, to pay tribute to the late Mrs. Balogun. He commanded the crowd to observe a minute silence for the late mother of the Starboy boss, before proceeding to sing a line from his collaborative song with Wizkid, ‘Ginger.’

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‘I like Burna Boy, Davido but Wizkid is my favourite’ – British actor, John Boyega

British actor, John Boyega, has said he likes a lot of Nigerian artists but Wizkid is his favorite. He said he also enjoys listening to the likes of Burna Boy and Davido, however, Wizkid is the one who has always had his “heart from the beginning.” The British Nigerian-born thespian stated this in a recent podcast interview on Netflix Asked who is his favourite Nigerian artist, Boyega said, “I would say Wiz, Wizkid. I have always loved Wiz. “Obviously, sorry, Burna [Boy], all of them, Davido, there’s so much but Wiz has always had my heart from the beginning. That is who I have followed the longest.”

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