Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer, has won the award for best African act at the 2022 MTV European Music Awards.
Burna Boy was nominated alongside Ayra Starr, Musa Keys, Tems, Zuchu, and Black Sheriff for the award show, which took place on Sunday.
Though announced as winner, Burna was not available to receive the award.
Things you may not know about him
Burna Boy is the first Nigerian solo artist to receive a Grammy nomination.
Despite the fact that other Nigerians such as Femi Kuti, Sikiru Adepoju, and Babatunde Olatunji were nominated before Burna Boy, he is the first to be nominated twice at the Grammy Awards, in 2020 and 2021, where he won.
That, however, is just a taste of what’s to come. Burna Boy is the first Nigerian to win a Grammy as a solo artist for his incredible album “Twice As Tall.” Although he is not the first to receive the award, he is the first to do so in his class and ability.
Some of Burna Boy’s most recent major accomplishments in the music industry
Burna Boy has been on a roll recently, and he does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. He appeared on Beyonce’s star-studded album The Lion King: The Gift, performed at the well-known music festival Coachella, and was named Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards.
A comic book inspired his stage name, ‘Burna Boy.’
The star’s desire to become a superhero inspired the name Burna Boy. The comic book collector used to draw his own characters and imagine himself as a superhero with a distinctive superhero name, so he chose Burna.
Other awards he has won
Grammy Award for Best Global Music Album
2021 Twice as Tall
MTV Europe Music Award for Best African Act
The Headies Award for Artiste of the Year
BET Award for Best International Act
2021, 2020, 2019
MTV Africa Music Award for Video of the Year
2014 Run My Race
The Headies Award for Best Collabo
2019 Killin Dem
The Headies Award for African Artiste of the Year
The Headies Award for Best Male Artiste
MTV Africa Music Award for Best Collaboration
2015 All Eyes On Me
NME Award for Best Solo Act in the World
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year
Edison Jazz/World – Global
2020 African Giant
The Future Awards Africa Prize for Music (Endowed by Infinix)
The Headies Award for Song of the Year