Buju Biography (Early Life, Career, 

Buju Biography (Early Life, Career,

by Yungsea

Buju, widely known as BNXN or BujuToYourEars, is a Nigerian musical sensation whose real name is Daniel Benson.

This article delves into his captivating journey, from his early life to the pinnacle of his music career, exploring his influences, breakthroughs, and the establishment of his independent record label.

Early Life and Education:

Born into a middle-class family in Lagos State in 1997, Buju’s roots trace back to Awka Ibom

 

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Raised by his mother in Gbagada before moving to Mowe, Ogun State, Buju’s affinity for music sprouted during his school years. His eclectic taste in music, ranging from D’banj to 9ice, shaped his early influences. Tragically, he lost his beloved mother to cancer.

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Buju’s musical journey commenced in junior secondary school in 2011 under the moniker “Drizzle.” Joining the choir and performing at social events, he showcased his budding talent.

Despite a hiatus during university, where he explored other interests, his love for music resurged in 2017. Inspired by reggae and dancehall artists, including Buju Banton, he honed his craft and developed his unique sound.

In February 2018, Buju released “Catch a Vibe” and “A Day in Lagos,” gaining initial recognition on SoundCloud and Twitter. However, it was the track “Spiritual” that marked his breakthrough.

Unable to afford a collaboration with Zlatan Ibile, he cleverly incorporated Zlatan’s adlibs in a Twitter video, catching the artist’s attention. The resulting collaboration catapulted Buju into the spotlight in June 2019.

In 2020, Buju’s path intersected with his idol Burna Boy, leading to the remix of “L’Enu.” Burna Boy not only featured in the song but also funded the music video, solidifying their collaboration.

Noteworthy Songs:

Buju’s discography includes hits such as “A Day in Lagos,” “Catch a Vibe,” “L’Enu,” and “Feeling” with Ladipo. His 2021 EP, “Sorry I’m Late,” released under “To Your Ears Entertainment,” showcases his versatility and growth as an artist.

Record Label:

Initially unsigned, Buju gained recognition independently. However, after the success of “L’Enu” remix with Burna Boy, he joined Spaceship Collective.

Upon the expiration of his contract in April, he opted not to renew, choosing independence. His latest EP, “Sorry I’m Late,” released under “To Your Ears Entertainment,” suggests Buju’s ownership of this new record label.

Awards and Recognition

  • Rookie Category, Headies 2020 Awards
  • Revelation of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards
  • African Fan Favourite, AFRIMMA 2020 Awards
  • Best Artiste or Duo Group (Featuring Ladipoe), AFRIMMA 2020 Awards
  • Best African Rapper or Lyricist (Featuring Ladipoe), AFRIMMA 2021 Awards
  • Promising Artiste (Song: “Outside”), AFRIMMA 2021 Awards
  • Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Hip Hop (Featuring Blaqbonez), AFRIMMA 2021 Awards
  • Next Rated/Best Rap Single (Featuring Ladipoe), Headies 2022 Awards
  • Best Collab (Song: “Finesse”), Soundcity MVP Awards 2023

Net Worth:

As a burgeoning artist, Buju’s net worth is estimated between $200,000 and $400,000. His ascent in the industry, marked by high-demand features, indicates a promising financial trajectory.

Social Media Presence:

Stay connected with BujuToYourEars on Instagram @Bujutoyourears and Twitter @Bujutoyourears