Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s Mother, Says Her Son “Is Still A Work In Progress”

Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian Afrobeats megastar who became the first African singer to headline a sold-out stadium event in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, his latest album, “I Told Them…,” debuted in the top ten of global charts.

Burna Boy, on the other hand, has not yet realized his full potential, according to his mother. “I admire the diligence, the hard work, but he’s still a work in progress,” said Bose Ogulu, who additionally manages the Afrobeats artist, to BBC’s Nyasha Michelle.

Mrs. Ogulu had to leave the language school in order to manage Burna, a move she says she was confident in making. She, on the other hand, “wasn’t prepared” for Burna Boy to drop out of university to pursue his budding music career.

Burna Boy has subsequently won a Grammy and toured the world with his songs, proving that the risk was well worth it. Bose was also recently recognized at the 2023 Best of Africa Awards. Bose Ogulu got the coveted ‘2023 History Maker Award’ and delivered an enthralling keynote presentation that motivated the crowd.

The event followed the same pattern, showing outstanding honorees alongside Bose Ogulu.  Bose spoke passionately about the necessity of “structure” in building a lasting legacy, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and appreciating African brilliance in diverse fields such as music, athletics, and business.

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