The first and only name that will come to your mind while talking about good music especially afro hip-hop at the moment is that of Burna Boy. He has no doubt proved his worth with his recent nomination at the Grammy, Burna Boy has catapulted music and has made Nigeria proud.
But there’s more to his career than what people know. Though it is believed that Burna Boy whose real name is Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu is a Fela sing alike but not everybody knows how it began.
Burna Boy’s maternal grandfather, Benson Idonije was the first man to manage Fela Anikulapo Kuti. It was rumoured that Bose Ogulu, daughter of Benson Idonije and mother of Burna Boy once danced for Fela but this was denied as she confirmed she was still a small girl at that time and it’s not possible for her to dance for Fela.
Another star is springing up from that dynasty and that is Burna Boy’s younger sister, Nissi Ogulu who’s popularly known as Nissi Nation.
Nissi is a fast-rising afro-jazz singer and songwriter. She staged a listening session recently at BLD by Play to announce her 7-track EP titled “The Virus”.
However, Bose Ogulu’s influence on her children came as a result of her closeness with her father, Benson Idonije while managing Fela.