Burna Boy Is Still ‘A Work In Progress- Mother


The Nigerian megastar made history as the first African musician to headline a sold-out stadium show in the US, as well as the UK. Meanwhile, his latest album, I Told Them…, shot into the top 10 in charts across the world.

However, according to his mother, Burna Boy has not yet fulfilled his potential.

“I admire the diligence, the hard work but he’s still a work in progress,” Bose Ogulu, who also manages the Afrobeats singer, told the BBC’s Nyasha Michelle.

“There are many more milestones to attain. We need to not just step down and look at what we’ve done, but keep doing more.”

Affectionately dubbed Mama Burna by fans, Ms Ogulu rivals Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner for the title of ultimate “momager”.

Mama Burna learnt the trade from her own father, who managed late Nigerian icon Fela Kuti. Away from music, she’s also an accomplished businesswoman and linguist.

“I ran a language school for 18 years. I quickly understood the power of languages and the power of culture,” Ms Ogulu, who on Sunday joined the likes of Stormzy, Mohamed Salah and Mo Farah as a Best of Africa award-winner.