BURNA BOY’S MUM MAKES BILLBOARD’S 2021 ‘INTERNATIONAL POWER’ PLAYERS’ LIST
Written by MAX FM on April 27, 2021
Billboard has named Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mum, among its ‘International Power Players’.
The music industry magazine’s ‘International Power Players’ honor recognizes industry leaders-
nominated by their companies and peers and selected by Billboard editors — with primary responsibility outside the US.
It includes label executives, music publishers, independent entrepreneurs, artiste managers, and concert promoters.
“Amid the pandemic, Ogulu co-executive-produced released and promoted the ‘Twice As Tall’ album from Nigeria’s breakout global star Burna Boy (aka her son, Damini Ogulu),” Billboard wrote.
Apart from Burna Boy, Ogulu also manages Nissi, Burna’s sister, who performs under her own name.
She managed Burna’s career until 2014 and became his manager from 2017, gaining the nickname “Mama Burna”.
Ogulu is a daughter of the music critic Benson Idonije, who was the manager of Fela Kuti, a late Afrobeat legend.
She is the founder of Spaceship Collective, the holding company to Spaceship Records and Spaceship Publishing.