African Giant is more than an album name. It is the title Burna Boy is taking as he’s sworn into office as Nigeria’s global superstar. Not taking anything away from the superstar, we would be looking at his mother’s career today.
It is no news that Bose Ogulu doubles as her son’s manager but only a few knew she has been in the entertainment scene longer than we anticipated. As a photo of her has surfaced with Nigerian own King of Afro-pop, Fela Kuti. In the photo, Bose Ogulu could be seen lying stomach flat on stage while the king of afro-pop, Fela Kuti was on her, rocking her backside with his joystick.
Fela is known to have had sexual escapades back in his days. Fela Kuti, the creator of Afrobeat, is known by many as “the man who married 27 wives”. On 18 February 1978, he married the entire female entourage of his band in a ceremony conducted by a Yoruba priest after allegations of him abducting the women became strong.
Not many people know this, but Burna Boy could have been Fela’s son if nature had permitted a turn of events. This is because Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu was one of Fela’s dancers in the 80s and everyone knows what Fela does to his dancers! Yes, he gets them pregnant and sometimes marries them.
However, we can not lay claim to the possibility of that happening as Bose reacting to the rumour that has been circulated about her; been a dancer for Fela Kuti. she said, “”How could I have danced for him? Chronologically, it doesn’t add up…when did I dance for Fela?”
Bose Ogulu, one time dancer of the creator of Afrobeat Fela Kuti is now the mother of king of
Afrobeat (arguably) and not to forget that Burna’s grandpa, Benson Idonije was also Fela’s Manager .
A photo of Bose Ogulu and Fela in a very serious position has emerged which suggests that Burna Boy’s mother was more than just a dancer for Fela. Checkout the photo below:
Source : Meet Tizz