Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, known as Burna Boy, is a 28-year-old award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter.
His genre is Afro-fusion; a genre that combines Afrobeat, dancehall riddims, reggae, American rap and Rhythm & Blues.
Burna Boy has collaborated with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Jorja Smith to name a few.
His latest album “African Giant” was nominated for Best World Music Album at the Grammys 2019 and since then, fans refer to him as ‘African Giant’.
Throughout his career, the artist has always shown support and solidarity to Africa and especially to his motherland Nigeria.
On June 28th, Burna Boy won his second BET Award for Best International Act, presented by Naomi Campbell, and during his acceptance speech he found the opportunity to show his support to Africans once again: “In order for Black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”
Burna Boy releases new song ‘Wonderful’
After a couple months of absence, Burna Boy made his comeback with a new song called ‘Wonderful’, which is part of his upcoming album ‘Twice as Tall’.
The music video clip premiered on June 30thand it celebrates African culture. His lyrics are sophisticated as always, and we are trying to complete the puzzle.
Burna Boy never fails to have subtle educative titbits in the lyrics of his songs. The song ‘Wonderful’ is no exception.
A particular lyric engendered conversation amongst Nigerians.
“I no want make person tell me say I too lazy (Oluwa Burna of la la ni)
As I dey hustle like Adebayo Ogunlesi (No go talk say me I too lazy)”
Burna Boy seems to be giving his own answer to the Nigerian president who claimed that young Nigerians are lazy.
The mention of the name ‘Adebayo Ogunlesi’ has made people search for facts about the individual.
Who is Adebayo Ogunlesi?
Adebayo Ogunlesi is a 66-year-old influential Nigerian billionaire. He is a lawyer and an investment banker.
Adebayo Ogunlesi is currently the Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).
He is the owner of the Gatwick Airport, the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the UK and the ninth-busiest in the whole of Europe.
In total, Adebayo Ogunlesi owns five airports in the UK.
Burna Boy, with his song ‘Wonderful’, paid tribute to Adebayo’s Ogunlesi and fans are impressed that he takes time to educate his listeners on African facts and history using music.