Burna Boy is one of the names worth keeping a close watch on in the current dance music scene. He makes his mark with his fusion of dancehall, reggae, afro-beat and pop. Born Damini Ogulu in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1991, he began to make music upon discovering the software FruityLoops at 10 years-old. Burna Boy spent some time in London after completing his education, however he returned to Nigeria shortly after. He then decided to dive into his country’s music, going on to discover his dad’s and granddad’s music references that led to Nigerian reggae, dancehall and afro-beatBurna Boy marries his culture with inevitable influences from the American culture. His first hit, “Like to Party” was produced by LeriQ and not long after that, in2013, he released his debut album L.I.F.E.featuring WizkidTimaya, 2face and M.I., which was well received by both critics and public. In 2015, he released his second album, On a Spaceship, also produced by LeriQ and a more diverse work that showcased the artist’s talent. Following a few successful singles like “GBA2, “Streets of Africa”, “Xoni Baje” and “Sekkle Down” Burna Boy delivered his third album, OutsideAfrican Giant, his fourth album saw the light in 2019, which was a fine year for the artist. This album was nominated for a Grammy for Best World Music Album; he was also awarded Best International Act in the BET awards and MTV’s Best African Act. Burna Boy is the artist to watch and audiences in Portugal are lucky to have their opportunity at Sumol Summer Fest on July 2nd 2021Sumol stage.