Daniel Benson (born May 19, 1997) was formerly known as Buju before he switched it to BNXN (Benson). He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and rapper who came into the spotlight after featuring Zlatan Ibile in one of his “Spiritual remix” songs in 2019.
The 25years Superstar was born into the family of Mr&Mrs Benson in Gbagada, Lagos state. He relocated with his family to Mowe, somewhere in Ogun State, where He spent most of his formative years.
Buju originally hails from Akwa Ibom state, and his father, from the Southsouth region of Nigeria.
Buju(Bnxn) was born into a Christian family where he learned the basic faith of his Christianity.
He developed his newfound skill and passion for music while listening to some top Nigerian artists like 2Baba, D’banj, 9ice, and more. In time, He uncovered his ability to write songs and freestyle. He also gave himself the nickname, Drizzle. He later stopped music for a while and decided to work on himself, and refined his tone by being inspired by some bigwigs in the industry like Burna Boy, J Hus, Buju Banton, and more.
He got employed as an I.T. student after university but was fired due to his negligence towards his work and was always listening to songs.
He was listening to a particular Jamaican artist name Buju Banton the day He got fired. It was a sad day for him as He lost his job and stage name after discovering that there was already an artist with the moniker ‘Buju.’
His name BUJU was actually a name He gave himself, with the meaning of “BEAUTY-UNDERNEATH-JUST-UNDERSTOOD, while the actual word meant ‘Chubby.’
He became more focused and kin about music. He changed his name from Buju to a new stage name, Bnxn (pronounced as Benson)
He worked harder and released his first debut single in February 2018, titled “Catch a Vibe.”
He became famous among his friends and in his neighborhood.
He got lucky in 2019 when He made a remix of His song “Spiritual” with Zlatan Ibile after he got a massive promotion of the song on social media by fans.
After recording ‘Spiritual,’ He said on his page that He would love Zlatan to feature and have a whole verse on the song. His fans helped in promoting the song until it got to Zlatan Ibile. The two made a collaboration that became a hit song and eventually went viral, getting many streams on different music platforms.
Fortunately for him again in 2020, Burna Boy heard his song “L’enu” in a club where he was.
He enjoyed the song, became interested in the artist, and asked for a link-up. He made a remix of the song with Bnxn. This collaboration brought him to the limelight and gained prominence in the industry.
He was offered a record deal by Burna Boy to join SpaceShip Records on April 16, 2020. He officially joined the team but opted out immediately after the deal expired and refused to extend the record deal.
In April 2021, Bnxn also launched his record label “To Your Ears Entertainment (T.Y.E.) but hadn’t signed any act yet.
Buju is one of the fast-rising Nigerian artists and has also become a popular figure in the Nigerian music industry. He has featured with the top influential Nigerian artists in Nigeria, Like Wizkid, Ladipoe, Burna Boy, Timaya, Zlatan, and many more.
He performed in the Wizkid show at the 02 Arena in London. Buju is currently one of the most featured artists in the Nigerian industry.
He is currently being managed by Bayern Management Service.
In august 25,2022, He dropped his debut E.P. ‘Bad Since’97, in which he featured prominent artists like Olamide, Wizkid and Wande Coal.
The Superstar currently lives in a reasonably furnished apartment in Lekki, where he is actively pushing his career and driving his own cars.
He Lost his mom at an early age to cancer.
Buju(Bnxn) has a couple of cars of his own. Rumor has it that he is currently in a relationship with a beautiful lady, but He instead claims to be single and not in any relationship.
Bad Since ’97
- In My Mind
- For Days
- Finesse x Pheelz
- Feelings x Ladipoe
- Confident x Savage
- Kilometer x Zinoleesky
- Cold Outside
- Mood x Wizkid
- Hustle x Reminisce etc.
Buju(Bnxn), being one of the proficient artists in the industry since He rose to fame, has accumulated for himself a reasonable estimation of US$500,000-US$850,000