Daniel Benson ( Born on 14 May 1997 ) professionally and popularly known as BNXN and formally known as Buju Buju is a Nigerian Afro-Fusion Singer, Songwriter, and Record Producer. He rose to prominence when he collaborated with rapper, Zlatan Ibile to release Spiritual Realm
BNXN Early life
Born On 14 May 1997 in Lagos Nigeria to Mrs. and Mrs. Benson, Buju hailed from Anambra, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria His father is from the South-South Region of Nigeria, Anambra State Nigeria, and His father is a fa the South-Western Western region of Nigeria, born into the Christian family thus earning him the name Daniel Benson.
Buju spent his childhood in Gbagada before his family moved back to Ogun State, Nigeria, in an interview he said his mother who later died of cancer spoke to him in Yoruba. he attended both his primary school in unknown institutions and Emerald Ridge High school for his secondary school education after obtaining his West Africa Secondary School Certificate, he proceeded to Elite Babcock University where he bagged a degree
Buju BNXN Career
Like most Artist, he started developing an interest in music when he was young, Buju started writing songs and he used to rap when he was in JSS in 2011, he used to bear Drizzle. he was in the Choir group and would perform at Valedictory services and a lot more.
When he entered University he stopped music for a while, due to his thinking that they were a lot of dudes who are better than him at rapping, after some time he picked up music again grooming himself, according to Buju during an interview he loves listening to Burnaboy and Raggae influence like Damian, Bob Marley and a lot of influences.
In 2017, when Buju was still doing his IT, he used to write lyrics a lot gaining inspiration from the music he heard prompted him to write his song and lyrics, he began to record his song through Freestyling and Rhyming.
In 2018, He decided to venture into a music career, he dropped his first music ” Catch a Vibe ” in February 2018, and he then dropped his second single ” A Day in Lagos” he gained little recognition on the Soundcloud level and on Twitter, it was like a win for a musician because the song sparked a lot for him. In 2018, his producer sent him a beat titled ” End of 2018″ he tried to record it but nothing happened, then later coming to the end of that year, he played the beat again and recorded ” Spiritual”.
After he finished recording “spiritual” seeing that the record is good, his friend added that Zlatan will be perfect for the record, but was agitated because he did not have money to collaborate with Zlatan and he does the same kind of Voiceewith Zlatan, Buju went ahead to sent video of his friend pushing him to collaborate with Zlatan, the plan worked as people start tagging Zlatan, after a month of tagging, Zlatan reposted the video and agreed to collaborate with him.
In 2019, he dropped “Spiritual” in which Zlatan collaborated with him, the song was a hit bringing him to prominence and light, it was followed closely by his single ” Commander ” that same year in April. In 2020 he dropped multiple singles like So Lovely, Mind Games, and many mormakesn
On April 16, 2020, signed Burnaby record label, Spaceship Record this Burnaboy’s third signing into Burnaby record label after Burna boy himself and Burnaboy’s sister. However, when his contract expire in 2021, he did not renew his contract, he stated in an interview he want to do things differently and make this known to Burnaboy, he is currently signed into T.Y.E.E Record label( To Your Ears) Entertainment .
In 2021 he collaborated with Zinoleesky to produce the hot banger single ” Kilometre” which was released on October 28, 2021. Box released his first debut studio Ep Album ” Sorry I’m late” on October 28, 2021, distributed by Empire Africa, it features a guest vocal from the cavemen, the album combines elements from R&B, Highlife, Ampiano Reggae Fusion, Afrobeat, and Afropop with Neo-Soul percussive rhythms, the album top chart 100 across various Countries including Uk and US.
On November 30, 2021, Buju performed his first ever show in London this marked the beginning of his album” Sorry I’m Late “. he also headlined his first sold-out concert in Lagos held at Balmoral Convention Centre Lagos on 22 December 2021.
In 2023, he officially changed his name From Buju to BNXN, after changing his name he dropped his hot banger singer ” Finesse” in which he collaborated with Pheelz. BNXN has sung alongside the likes of Zinoleesky , Zlatan Ibile and a lot more
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• Finesse ( 2023)
• Kilometre (2021)
• Feeling (2021)
• For Days(2023)
• Outside( 2021)
• Italy (2021)
• Never Stopped(2021)
• Sweet Daddy (2023)
• So Lovely ( 2020)
• Wahala ( 2018)
• Commander (2019 )
• Sorry I’m Late(2021)
• The Headies Award For the Rookie (2019)
• City People Entertainment Award For Revelation of the year (2020)
• AFRIMMA Award For African Fan Favourite (2020)
• AFRIMMA Award For Best Artist or Duo group(2020)
• AFRIMMA Award For Best African Rapper or Lyricist (Nominated, 2021)
• AFRIMMA Award for Best Performing Artiste(Nominated, 2021)
• AFRIMMA Award For Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Hip-Hop ( Nominated, 2021)
• Grammy Awards For Best Global Music Award ( 2023).
¤ Next Rated Artist of the 2023 Headies Award ,2023
Buju BNXN Networth
Buju BNXN is currently worth $150,000, earning his income mostly from Music, endorsement deal, and Concert Shows.
The Musician is currently single and he does not have any girlfriend, but in 2021 ., the singer was caught in the middle of domestic violence scandals,l as reported, Dr. Amina, A medical doctor accused BNXN of Infidelity, manipulation, and domestic Abuse, this has not been verified as this was heard from multiple sources.
In August, 2023 after months that Buju showed shows his girlfriend on social media celebrating one year of anniversary of their relationship. A Swedish lady named Filma Jones who claimed to BNXN girlfriend drop a video tape of him and the musician on the bed.
According to numerous rumours, the Filma Jones got pregnant for BNXN and attempted to make their relationship known to the outside world but BNXN does not want that, which prompt the lady to upload their video nak#d together on social media.
Having posted the video , the lady deleted the post but a Twitter user known as junior Vawulence reposted the Video, which later got to the reach of the Artitse. After she posted the first, she later posted the video of them together with their cloth on.
Despite these allegations levelled against BNXN, he denied the allegation that Filma Jones is pregnant for him for him, he claimed that the lady want him to send her money through Bitcoin which he refused. In an interview with Hot Fm, BNXN said the lady has been locked up for allegation and defamation of his name