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Facts About Burna Boy’s Mom: Bose Ogulu

Facts About Burna Boy's Mom: Bose Ogulu

It is safe to say that 2019 was the breakthrough year for singer Burna Boy. He has achieved so much within a short period of time and can now be classified as an A-list artist with the likes of Davido and Wizkid. Interestingly, his newfound success has also brought attention to another significant personality in his life. This is no other than his mother, Bose Ogulu.

The first time the public got to see Bose Ogulu in action was when she literally stole the show at the 2018 Sound City Awards. On this occasion, She gave the acceptance speech on behalf of her son, Burna Boy, who was absent. With a beaming face and demeanor that clearly showed she was proud of her son, she uttered these words “Expect More Madness”.

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From that moment on, she became an internet sensation. Nigerians began gushing over her with tweets like:






But that was only the beginning. On June 26, Bose Ogulu broke the internet once again with a stirring speech. In her words, “Every Black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else”. Again, Twitter was abuzz with tweets like:



To top it all off, we recently got to see how much of an influence she has been on the success of his career. “I Am Excited To Be On Beyonce’s Album But I Got The Message From My Mom, She Is The Plug”, revealed Burna Boy during an interview with the Breakfast Club.

Seeing all this, it is easy to see why Bose Ogulu has become a phenomenon for . Aside from being a vibrant and enlightened individual, she is also a great mother, one who is eccentric enough to oversee her son’s music career and push it to considerable success.

Here are a few facts you should know about the sensational Bose Ogulu:

1. Bose Ogulu is the daughter of Benson Idonije, a veteran broadcaster, and music critic. He is also famed for being the first band manager of the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

2. She managed Burna Boy’s career for a few years before he revealed, in 2014, that he had fired. Although, it is not clear if she is back to managing him or not.

3. She has a Bachelors of Arts in foreign languages; she is fluent in French, Italian, German, Yoruba, and English.

4. She also has a Master of Arts in translation and has worked as a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce.

5. Bose Ogulu taught French for 10 years at the University of Education in Port Harcourt.

6. Contrary to a rumour that has been circulated about her, she was never a dancer for Fela Kuti. Reacting to the rumour, she said, “”How could I have danced for him? Chronologically, it doesn’t add up…when did I dance for Fela?”


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