Buju Biography, Age and Wiki
In Lagos State, Daniel Benson, also known as Buju or BujuToYourEars, was born into a middle-class family. Young Buju, who is from Awka Ibom State, first resided in Gbagada with his mother before relocating to Mowe, Ogun State.
He developed a love for music when he was still in school. He claimed that he frequently sang tunes by artists such as D’Bang, P-Square, 9ice, and Olu Maintain.
Speaking of how he picked up Yoruba, Buju said that even though he is not Yoruba, his late mother taught him the language.
Additionally, Buju’s mother battled cancer for years before passing away at a young age.
In 2011, Buju began writing songs in junior secondary school, as do other musicians. He later adopted the stage name Drizzle.
Many of his peers and friends enjoy listening to him rap and sing. Later on in school, he joined the choir and began singing at social events.
Buju continued to rap while he was in college but stopped when he saw so many other skilled rappers that he thought were superior to him.
He took a sabbatical from music and stopped rapping as a result. But he soon began to enjoy music by singers like Burna Boy, Buju Banton, Damian Marley, and others.
Buju later rekindled his passion in music in 2017, when he was still a student. He was doing his IT at the time, but he disliked the work.
To cope with the pressure of his job, he developed the practice of penning lyrics, free-styling, and listening to music.
In his spare time, he began visiting a shrine. There, he composes songs, sings, and creates the foundation of his later-developed sound.
Buju got fired from his job as a result of his carefree attitude toward his profession. He claims the letter arrived as he was listening to Buju Banton.
His current stage name, “Buju,” was inspired by this as well as by its meaning, which he can identify with.
Both mothers and their overweight children are referred to as “buju,” the Jamaican term for bread. BujuToYourEars chose to use the stage moniker due to his overweight build.
Buju debuted with “Catch a Vibe,” his debut song, in February 2018. Later, he released his second song, “A Day in Lagos,” which helped him get some notoriety on Twitter and Soundcloud.
BUJU RECORD LABEL
Buju was not signed to a record company when he initially caught the attention of music fans on social media.
Buju was eventually signed to Spaceship Collective, a record label that also signed Burna Boy and his sister Nissi Ogulu, when he and his idol Burna Boy released the “L’Enu” remix.
After his agreement with Spaceship Collective expired in April, Buju reportedly left the label. He declined to extend the contract during this time.
After the publication of his last EP, “Sorry I’m Late,” Buju appears to be a self-employed musician. In October 2021, the EP was released by “To Your Ears Entertainment.”
To Your Ears Entertainment, which he purportedly owns, is apparently Buju’s new record label.
Both Burna Boy and Buju have not yet commented on his departure from his previous record company, Spaceship Collective.
Buju is a new musician, hence his net worth has not yet been disclosed. He is thought to be valued between $700,000 and $1.3Million, nevertheless.
Additionally, he is one of the quickly developing artists who demands more than $10,000 for a feature. The impact of celebrity on Buju’s life is real.