Buju is a fast-rising Nigerian musician who was newly signed by Burna Boy’s record label. The name Buju is an abbreviation for “Beauty Underneath Just Understood.” However, after realizing the name Buju was used by another artiste, he switched to BNXN, a creative tweak to his real name.
Buju (BNXN) Biography
Since coming to the limelight, the artiste has become a sensation for many, both his fans in Nigeria and outside of Nigeria. We share exciting facts about this artiste you should know in this article. Keep scrolling to find out more.
Buju (BNXN) goes by the real name daniel Benson. He is a native of Akwa Ibom State but was born and raised in Lagos on May 19, 1997. Before he moved to Mowe in Ogun State, the artiste stayed in the Gbagada area in Lagos.
|Age||14 May 1997|
|Occupation||Afro-fusion singer, songwriter and record producer|
Buju did his secondary school at Emerald Ridge High School. He then went to Babcock university for his degree in Theatre Art. However, the artiste lost his mother after she battled Cancer for an extended period. He has severally noted in interviews that he was determined to work harder after losing his mother. This led him to rekindle his interest in music.
Buju (BNXN) Career
Buju’s interest in music started at a young age. In secondary school, he gave himself the nickname “Drizzle,” which he later changed. He began rapping and eventually became a member of a church choir.
He started his musical career by playing solo at valedictory services in his high school and later carried it on to the university. Buju notes that his musical interest was influenced by artists like Burna Boy, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, J Hus, and many others.
While doing his IT job while in school, he found it frustrating and started penning songs, freestyling, and playing music to cope with work stress.
Subsequently, he started visiting places where he performed his songs. He was later fired from his job due to his laid-back attitude.
In February 2018, he released his first song, “Catch a Vibe.” Later, he dropped his second song, “A Day in Lagos,” which gave him some recognition on Soundcloud and Twitter.
Zlatan noticed the artiste and decided to collaborate with him. They created “Spiritual,” which became an incredibly successful hit and went viral on multiple streaming platforms.
In 2020, the artist was signed by Burna Boy’s Spaceship Records after the famous video and a noteworthy verse from Zlatan, with a remix of his tune L’enu featuring Burna Boy as the debut anthem. His first EP was released in 2019.
Below are some of his songs, albums, and EP
- Lenu (featuring Burna Boy)
- Mood (featuring Wizkid)
- Feeling (featuring Ladipoe)
- Confident (featuring Zlatan)
- Catch a Vibe
- A Day in Lagos
Since beginning his musical career, he has also received several awards and recognitions;
- 2020 Rookie of the Year Award at the City People Entertainment Awards
- Nominated for Revelation of the Year at the 2020 Headies
- Won the 15th Headies Next Rated Awards after garnering the most votes
Buju also made his first appearance on stage at the prestigious O2 Arena, London, where Wizkid kicked off the three-day concert. The performance took place on Sunday, November 28th, 2021.
Buju (BNXN) Cars
Buju got his first car which was a Mercedes-Benz, in 2021. He took to Instagram to announce it. His Mercedes-Benz is worth 10 million Naira, which he bought to celebrate the release of his EP.
After winning the next-rated award at the Headies on September 5th, 2022, he took home another car, a brand new 2022 Bentley. This makes it two cars the artiste now owns.
Buju (BNXN) House
Buju does not own a house yet. But, the artiste lives in a luxury apartment in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
Buju (BNXN) Net Worth
As a result of his growth since 2020, his net worth has increased dramatically. He has gotten money from collaboration and performance fees, endorsement deals, and streaming royalties. The artiste charges $4k to $7k for one show; his net worth is estimated at $268,000.
Although it’s not been long since Buju retraced his steps back to music, he has made a considerable impact, bringing him immense success in a short while.
Frequently Asked Questions About Buju (BNXN)
How Old is Buju (BNXN)
Buju was born on the 19th of May, 2022 and is currently 25 years old.
Where Is Buju From?
Buju grew up in Lagos and speaks fluent Yoruba but he’s from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.
What Is Buju’s Real Name?
His real name is Daniel Benson. The new nickname BNXN is a creative tweak of the name Benson.