Burna Boy’s Mother reveals why she chose to retain her father’s surname after getting married

  • Why I Insisted To Be Addressed By My Father’s Surname – Burna’s Boy Mother

  • Burna Boy’s mother discusses her decision to keep her father’s last name even after getting married.

Burna Boy's Mother reveals why she chose to retain her father's surname after marriage
Burna Boy’s Mother reveals why she chose to retain her father’s surname after marriage

The mother of Grammy- musician Burna Boy, Bose Ogulu, said that she insisted on adding her father’s Surname to her last name in order to avoid being confused with another Idonije.

The revelation was made by the talent manager on January 16 at a dinner to the 60th birthday of media, art, and culture executive Jahman Anikulapo, which was hosted at Freedom Park on Island.

The host pleaded with Mama Burna’s husband during her introduction to use Bose Benson-Idonije instead of Bose Idonije, stating that Bose did not enjoy it when people called her by that name but insisted on adding her father’s first name to her surname.

Bose later revealed that she insisted on being referred to as Bose Benson-Idonije before being married in order to avoid being confused with another Idonije.


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The celebrant, also known by the name Jahman, was praised by Mrs. Ogulu as a dedicated friend and member of her family.

Mama Burna received a Bachelor of Arts in languages from Queen’s College as well as a Master of Arts in translation from the University of Port Harcourt.

She spent many years working as a translator for the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce.

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