Burna boy’s mum and manager, Bose Ogulu, has been included in the 2021 Billboard’s International Power Players list.
Bose Ogulu the mother of the popular Grammy award winner “Burna boy”and the daughter of Benson Idonije, Fela Kuti‘s manager. Bose has obtained several degree’s such as Bachelor of Arts in foreign languages and a Master of Arts in translation from the University of Port Harcourt, she is also a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce. She is also very fluent in various languages like English, Yoruba, French, German, Italian.
Billboard’s International Power Players recognises industry leaders who are nominated by their companies and peers as well as selected Billboard editors — with primary responsibility outside the United States.
The International Power Players list includes label executives, music publishers, independent entrepreneurs, artiste managers, and concert promoters.
Billboard, while recognising Ogulu’s work in an article published on its website on Monday, wrote “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).
“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’.”