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Burna's Mom Nominated as One of Billboard's 2021 International Power Players

Billboard’s International Power Players recognizes industry leaders

Bose Ogulu, Co-founder, Spaceship Collective has been managing her son's career for years. This month (April) in 2021, Billiboard mentions her as one of those hardworking individuals in music.

The statement of nomination from Billboard regard Ogulu reads...

Amid the pandemic, Ogulu co-executive-produced, released and promoted the Twice As Tall album from Nigeria’s breakout global star Burna Boy (aka her son, Damini Ogulu). He is signed to Bad Habit/Atlantic in the United States and Warner Music International for territories outside of Africa. Twice As Tall won best global music album at this year’s Grammy Awards. Bose has set up a publishing company through Spaceship Collective to enable Africans to own their own catalogs “so that the authenticity of our stories, our glory, our culture is sustained,” she says, “and we are empowered.”

According to Wikipedia, Bose Ogulu is a Nigerian academic, businesswoman, and manager. She manages her son Burna Boy's musical career and thus is also known as Mama Burna.

Billboard’s International Power Players recognizes industry leaders that are nominated by their companies and peers and selected by the Board's editors — with primary responsibility outside the United States. Honorees include label executives, music publishers, independent entrepreneurs, artist managers and concert promoters.

Obi Asika, co-head of U.K. office, UTA, is another Nigerian nominated.


 

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