Daniel Benson, formerly known as Buju and now as BNXN—also pronounced Benson—is a Nigerian Afro-Fusion musician, songwriter, singer, and entertainer.
Buju, a Nigerian Afro-Fusion musician, songwriter, singer, and entertainer, was born on May 19, 1997 in Gbagada, Lagos State, a state in Nigeria’s south-western region.
BNXN is a native of Akwa Ibom State, which is located in southern Nigeria. He was born in Gbagada, Lagos, and grew up in Ogun State.
Since he rose to the limelight, Daniel Benson has featured in a couple of songs and a couple of jams as well. These are some of his songs, including:
Mood (featured by Wizkid)
Confident (featuring Zlatan)
Lenu (featuring Burna Boy)
Feelings (featured by Ladipoe)
Benson has won multiple awards and has been recognised and nominated on many occasions. As it were, these are some of his awards and nominations since he rose to the limelight, including:
He won the City People Entertainment Awards for the best revelation of the year, 2019.
The Best Global Music Album Award at the Grammy Awards for “Made in Lagos: Deluxe Edition” by Wizkid, 2022
Nominated for the “Rookie of the Year” category at The Headies 2019
African Fan Favourite Awards at AFRIMMA for (Outside, 2021)
Buju began his career as an Afro-Fusion singer and record producer in Nigeria’s ever-changing entertainment industry by randomly posting freestyle songs on his social media accounts and tagging already-famous Nigerian artists on them. Burna Boy signed BNXN to his Spacemanship record label.
Furthermore, Daniel Benson rose to prominence after appearing on the popular Nigerian artist Ladipoe’s single “Feeling.” Furthermore, he has accomplished so much for himself in such a short period of time, which we at Naija Biography admire.
Change of Name
Daniel Benson, whose stage name was Buju or Bujutoyourears, changed his name from Buju to BNXN on February 17th, 2022. Daniel was known as Buju until he discovered that Buju Banton is a popular Jamaican Grammy award-winning singer. Benso explained on his Twitter account that he had been mistaken for the singer, so he changed his name to BNXN, which is pronounced like his first name, Benson.
Ruger vs. Buju
On July 14, 2022, while engaging his fans on Twitter, Ruger threw shade at Buju when asked if “his record label boss D’Prince had told him that Buju BNXN was a better singer and his granddad in music.” Ruger stated that the difference between him and BNXN is that all of his hits were solo, rather than featuring or covering other artists’ songs, as Buju did. The singer also stated that he is always proud to go on stage around the world and perform his hit songs while watching people sing along without any assistance.
Ruger’s response to the question, which didn’t go down well with a lot of fans, was “I love Buju.” He’s good, but he’s not better than me. Everything I’ve done since the beginning was only RUGER. All my hits are JUST RUGER. I’m always proud going on stage around the world with my own hits and everyone is singing along. You see the difference?”
However, Buju replied to him by saying, “You are owing your boss money and you are talking to a boss?”
Buju’s fight with the Police
Buju was seen in a video that trended on social media where he was involved in an altercation with them. He accused a police officer of slapping him and spat in the face of the officer while saying he was proud of his action.
The police media officer, Hundeyin, made it known via his Twitter page on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, while reacting to a tweet shared by the pop star.
“@BNXN proudly tweeted that he ‘spat in [sic] a police officer’s face and it felt so good.’ He has since deleted the tweet. The police officers will be sanctioned for their misbehaviour if established, while @BNXN will surely answer for his assault on a police officer, ”
Born in 1997 in Gbagaba, Benson is 24 years old. He is originally a native of Akwa Ibom State, a Nigerian by nationality, a Christian by religion, and a Southerner by region.
Daniel Benson’s net worth is estimated to be between $150,000 thousand and $300,000 thousand.