October 08, (THEWILL) – Bose Ogulu, the esteemed mother and manager of Grammy-winning artist, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has been bestowed with the prestigious History Maker Award for 2023.
The award recognises her outstanding contributions to the music industry and her role in shaping the narrative of African music on the global stage.
Ogulu, often referred to as Mama Burna, has been a pivotal force behind BurnaBoy’s meteoric rise to international acclaim. However, her impact extends beyond the realms of artiste management. Ogulu has been a trailblazer in promoting African music, fostering a narrative of cultural richness and diversity.
The History Maker award, known for honouring individuals who have left an indelible mark on their respective fields, finds a fitting recipient in Ogulu. Her strategic guidance and unwavering support have not only propelled Burna Boy to unprecedented heights but have also contributed to the global recognition of Afro-fusion music.
Ogulu’s journey in the music industry has been marked by a commitment to authenticity and a determination to challenge stereotypes. Her advocacy for African artists and the representation of their stories has been instrumental in reshaping the narrative surrounding African culture and creativity.
Upon receiving the award, Bose Ogulu expressed gratitude and emphasised the importance of acknowledging the rich history and potential of African music. She highlighted the collective efforts of artists, producers, and industry professionals who have played a crucial role in elevating African voices globally.
Her success story stands as a testament to the transformative power of passion, dedication, and a vision for positive change.
As the music industry continues to evolve, Ogulu remains a formidable figure, shaping the trajectory of African music’s future.