Popular singer, Burna Boy has become the most-streamed artiste in Sub-Saharan Africa on YouTube. This is according to a new data shared by The Top Charts, and fans have been reacting.
According to the platform, Burna Boy’s songs racked up an impressive 2.52 billion streams, dethroning Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, who now holds the second position with 2.37 billion streams.
Other Nigerian singers in the ranking include Davido with 1.40 billion views, Flavour Nabania with 1.15 billion views, Ckay with 1.23 billion views, as well as the iconic P-Square music group with 1.12 billion views.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu MFR (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. He rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album Outside (2018) marked his major-label debut.
In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards, and was announced as Apple Music Up Next artist that year. His fourth studio album, titled African Giant, was released in July 2019. It won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.
He was awarded African Artist of the Year at the 2020 Ghana Music Awards. Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice as Tall, in August 2020. It won Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. He won Best International Act at the 2021 BET Awards.
Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu was born on 2 July 1991, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. His mother Bose Ogulu worked as a language translator and his father, Samuel, managed a welding company. His maternal grandfather Benson Idonije once managed Fela Kuti.
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