Check out the moment Burna Boy brought his mum on stage to perform a duet

A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone; whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed or happened by surprise, one thing is certain — your life will never be the same and there is no doubt that Bose Ogulu – Burna Boy’s momager (portmanteau of mother and manager) can testify to this.

The visibly elated mother recently while on duty was brought to the stage by her son and artiste while performing at an event. The mother and son duo gave parent-child goals as they performed his latest hit song, ‘Dangote’ to the delight of guests.

Mama Burna has she is fondly called was a  former member of Fela’s dance crew. She is also the daughter of Fela’s first manager, Benson Idonije. No wonder her son always infuses an aspect of Fela in his brand and music.

With a Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages (she speaks French, Italian, German, English, and Yoruba), and a Masters of Arts in translation, Ogulu had a successful career as a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce that predates and rivals any social media fame surrounding her. Her commitment to youth culture runs deep; from 1997 to 2015 she was the CEO of Language Bridges, a language and music school, where she organized cultural immersion trips for over 1,800 young people.

Present-day, she not only manages the career of her son but of other acts like musical and visual artist Nissi Nation and author Benson Idonije. She’s been a wife for 29 years and is also the mother of three children. Her business acumen and omnipresence is a reminder of just how fierce an African mother’s love is for her children, a reminder to youths of the preciousness of their own maternal figures and how far they will go to ensure we thrive.

We are proud of you, Mama Burna!!!


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