Daniel Benson (born May 19, 1997) is a rising Afrobeats musician. He is better known professionally as BNXN (formerly Buju).
The singer, songwriter, and rapper who has become a favorite of many music-loving Africans is appreciated for his sonorous voice, clever lyrics, and musical prowess.
He rose to prominence in 2019 after releasing Spiritual Remix, a collaboration with rapper Zlatan Ibile. He was formerly signed to Burna Boy’s Spaceship Collective.
Sorry, I Am Late, his first EP, has been at the top of the country’s music charts for weeks. Buju (BNXN) is presently one of the industry’s most highlighted musicians.
Buju (BNXN) was born on May 19, 1997, to Mr. and Mrs. Benson’s mixed family. He is of Akwa Ibom and Yoruba descent. His father is from the South-South, while his mother is from the South West. His parents named him Daniel Benson.
He was born in Lagos State and spent part of his childhood there before relocating to adjacent Ogun State. He lived in the town of Mowe while in Ogun.
His parents are Christians, which explains his given name. He was reared as a Christian and went to church every Sunday.
Buju experienced two things as a result of his time in Lagos (BNXN). The first was that he learned Yoruba considerably faster since it was one of the city’s most prevalent languages. The second was that he was exposed to Nigeria’s rich musical tradition. And this exposure sparked a desire in Buju (BNXN) to create music.
Over time, he started to cover songs by his favorite singers, including P-Square, D’banj, 2Baba, 9ice, and Olu Maintain. He would often delight his classmates and neighbors with these tunes. As he grew older, he started to write original songs while honing his singing and rap talents.
Daniel Benson, better known by his stage as Buju (BujuToYourEars) or as BNXN, is a 25-year-old Nigerian musician and composer. He was born in the Gbagada region of Lagos State in 1997 but was raised in Mowe, Ogun State.
Buju (BNXN) benefited from a good education since he came from a middle-class family. He received his primary and secondary schooling at top private institutions in Lagos.
He graduated from the prestigious Babcock University in Ogun State.
Buju (BNXN) followed his aim of becoming a music sensation while attending university. He continued to write new songs while perfecting his sound. Drizzle was his stage moniker at this time.
After getting dismissed from his internship job for listening to music during office hours, he decided to alter his name to Buju (BNXN). He was listening to a song by Jamaican dance hall star Buju Banton when he got his termination notice. Furthermore, the name Buju means “chubby youngster” in Jamaican, which corresponds to his physical look.
Catch A Vibe, his official debut track, was released in February 2018. The song went well in the market, gaining him new followers outside of his close pals. Later that year, he launched a second track named, A Day In Lagos. This song performed better than his first due to his growing fame on Twitter and Soundcloud. That same year, he released two additional songs, Aje and Balance It, to keep the focus on his rising star.
Buju (BNXN) did not strike gold in the sector until 2019. This happened after he taped Spiritual and pushed it on social media. His marketing strategies were successful, as the song became viral on the internet.
He opted to rework the song and approached rapper Zlatan Ibile for a duet. After weeks of tagging Zlatan Ibile in the song’s video on social media, the elder artiste reposted the song and consented to be featured on it.
When the remix of Spiritual was published, it became an immediate smash, catapulting Buju (BNXN) to fame.
Buju (BNXN) struck gold again in 2020 when he teamed up with Burna Boy. The Grammy Award Winner heard Buju (BNXNhit )’s Lenu at a club and got interested in collaborating with the young artist. Buju (BNXNstanding )’s as one of the industry’s promising performers was cemented by their collaboration on Lenu (Remix).
Following that, he secured a record contract with Burna Boy’s Spaceship Collective. After his contract expired in April 2021, he left the company and formed his own music label, To Your Ears Entertainment.
Shortly after, he released the tune Outside, which became a national smash. Within months after its release, the song garnered huge radio playing and millions of streaming.
He was a featured musician on Ladipoe’s Feeling in 2021. Feeling was a top-charting single in 2021, peaking at number one on the TurnTable Top 50 Chart.
Under Too Your Ears Entertainment, Buju (BNXN) released his first EP, Sorry I Came Late. Daniel Benson, Never Stopped, Kilometer, Something Sweet, Ogechukwu (with The Cavemen), I Do, and For Here are among the top-charting singles on the Extended Play.
He performed as a guest artist on Wizkid’s Made In Lagos Deluxe Edition. He provided vocals for the track Mood.
Buju (BNXN) was featured on the remix of Dai Verse’s smash track, Sweet Daddy, in 2022. In February 2022, the song was released.
Buju (BNXN), an Akwa Ibom State native, rose to prominence on social media after asking that the audience assist him in tagging Zlatan Ibile to a viral recording session video he shared so that he could grant him a free verse, which he did.
Buju (BNXN) was signed to Spaceship Records by Burna Boy after the viral video and a blessed verse from Zlatan, with a remix to his tune L’enu featuring Burna Boy being utilized as an introduction hymn for him. He was also featured on Ladipoe’s Feeling.
Buju released the EP Buju To Your Ears in 2019.
Awards & Nominations
Buju (BNXN) was nominated for the Next Rated Artist Category at The Headies in 2022.
Buju (BNXN) has amassed a sizable social media following since breaking into the spotlight.
He used his many social media networks to promote his works, obtain collaborations with other artists, and engage with his followers, which has been critical to his progress as an artist.
Buju (BNXN) now has over 834k Instagram followers and over 445k Twitter followers.
- Intsgram handle – @toyourears
- Twitter – @BNXN
Buju (BNXN) is a singer residing in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos, where he is constantly promoting his profession. He resides in a well-appointed apartment building in a prestigious Lekki neighborhood. He is the proud owner of two exotic vehicles.
He lost his mother to the dreadful sickness of cancer when he was young.
ORB-BAYARN Management Service is now in charge of him.
He was asked to play at Wizkid’s event in London’s The 02 Arena in 2021.
He informed his followers at the start of the new year in 2022 that he was rebranding, and his stage name was changed from Buju to BNXN.
The specific relationship status of the vocalist is unclear. Although he professes to be single, there is a report that he is now seeing a lovely young girl and is keeping their relationship covert from the public.
Buju (BNXN), the music artist, has had a streak of accomplishments in the business since he came to prominence. And his money account reflects his accomplishments.
As a result, Buju (BNXN) is presently projected to have a net worth of $400,000-$800,000.
- Lenu (featuring Burna Boy)
- Mood (featured by Wizkid)
- Feeling (featured by Ladipoe)
- Confident (featuring Zlatan)
- Sorry I Am Late
- Never Stopped
- Daniel Benson
- Something Sweet
- Ogechukwu (feat. The Cavemen)
- I Do and For Here.
- Sweet Daddy