Slim Burna is a musician, singer, rapper and producer born on April 11 in Essex. He returned to Nigeria at age two and was raised in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He's originally from Bonny.
Having been born into a predominantly female-dominated household where mainstream pop and r&b were mainstays of the family's most played music, Burna experienced early exposure to western artists such as Tracy Chapman, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson and Keith Sweat, whose blues-esque sounds may have seeped through his sockets and earholes but didn't quite kindle the fire within him at the time. However, on his encounter with hip hop music, after listening to artists such as Tupac Shakur, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Dmx, Obie Trice, Eminem, Cypress Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, and Ruff Ryders, he became musically motivated and lyrically charged and began writing his own songs.
Initially, Burna's compositions were primarily categorized as rap music, resulting from early influences. He later delved into a wide range of singing styles such as dancehall, pop, reggae-fusion, afro-ragga and world music, becoming a versatile, multi-genre recording artist. His lyrics are often about what affects him, his experiences and sticktoitiveness usually delivered in an inimitable way, while most of his songs reveal his affinity towards the opposite sex.