Daniel Benson, formerly known as Buju and now known as BNXN—pronounced as Benson, is a Nigerian Afro-Fusion musician, songwriter, singer, and entertainer.
In this post, I will share with you Daniel Benson’s biography, early career, age, girlfriend, net worth, and some other things you probably didn’t know about him. Let’s start with his biography and early life.
BNXN Biography, Early Life
The Nigerian Afro-Fusion musician, songwriter, singer, and entertainer, Buju, was born on the 19th of May 1997 in his birthplace in Gbagada, Lagos State, a state in the South-Western part of Nigeria.
Although he was born in Gbagada in Lagos and grew up in Ogun State, BNXN is a native of Akwa Ibom State, a state in the southern part of Nigeria.
Songs of BNXN
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)
Daniel Benson Early Career
Buju started his career in the ever-evolving Nigerian entertainment industry as an Afro-Fusion singer and record producer by randomly posting his freestyle songs on his social media accounts and tagging already-famous Nigerian artists on them. Burna Boy signed BNXN to his record label, Spacemanship.
Moreover, Daniel Benson became more well known after he was featured in the popular Nigerian artist Ladipoe’s single tagged “Feeling.” What’s more, he has achieved so much for himself within this short period, and we at Naija Biography love to see it.
Change of Name
On February 17th, 2022, Daniel Benson, whose stage name was Buju or Bujutoyourears, changed his name from Buju to BNXN. Daniel was known as Buju until he noticed that there is a popular, Jamaican Grammy award-winning singer named Buju Banton. Posting about this new finding on his Twitter account, Benso pointed out that he had been mistaken for the singer, thus he changed his name to BNXN, pronounced like his first name, Benson.
Ruger vs. Buju
While Ruger was engaging his fans on Twitter on July 14, 2022, he directed shades at Buju when he was asked: “if his record label boss D’Prince had told him that Buju BNXN was a better singer and his granddad in music.” Ruger noted that the difference between him and BNXN is that all his hits were just him, not features or covers of other artists’ songs like that of Buju. The singer also said he is always proud to go on stage around the world to perform his hit songs and watch people sing along with no help.
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, ”
Age, Other Information
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.
Net Worth of BNXN
Daniel Benson’s net worth is estimated to be between $150,000 thousand and $300,000 thousand. Of course, he earns his net worth from his ever-growing career in the entertainment industry as a singer and musician.