Billboard has appointed Bose Ogulu, mother of Grammy winner Damini “Burna Boy” Ogulu, as one of the “International Power Players” for 2021.
Mama Burna Ogulu is the co-founder of Spaceship Collective and the manager of her Grammy-winning son Burna Boy. Twice As Big, his Grammy-winning album, featured her as Executive Producer.
Billboard wrote of her significant contribution to her son’s career:
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).
“He is signed to Bad Habit/Atlantic in the United States and Warner Music International for territories outside of Africa.
“Twice As Tall won best global music album at this year’s Grammy Awards. Bose has set up a publishing company through Spaceship Collective to enable Africans to own their own catalogs “so that the authenticity of our stories, our glory, our culture is sustained,” she says, “and we are empowered.”
She announced the good news on Instagram,
“Honored to have made it to Billboard’s 2021 international power player list. Looking forward to breaking down more doors.”
Ogulu had previously worked as a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and had a promising career. She graduated from the University of Port Harcourt with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and a Master of Arts in Translation, and she is fluent in English, French, German, Italian, and Yoruba.
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