BNXN celebrates birthday five days early according to bogus Wikipedia date

According to Wikipedia, BNXN was born on May 19, 1997

By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Nigerian Afro-fusion artiste Daniel Benson, known professionally as BNXN (pronounced Benson) and formerly known as Buju, turned 24 today.

Although his Wikipedia and Google profiles state that the Finesse crooner was born on May 19, Benson took to his Twitter today to share a photo of himself with a Balloon emoji and “+1” written alongside it to signify that he was celebrating a new age.

According to Wikipedia, Benson was born on May 19, 1997

The singer also shared a couple of photos to his Instagram, captioning the post, “Happy Birthday to me”.


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Benson began his meteoric rise to stardom in July 2019 after collaborating with Nigerian Afrobeat star Zlatan on his hit single ‘Spiritual’ which catapulted the artiste to the limelight. Since then, the Afro-fusion artiste has risen to prominence with chart-topping features, mixtapes and singles.

Earier this year, Benson, formerly known as Buju, changed his stage name to BNXN. The announcement generated mixed reactions among Nigerian music lovers.

“It’s no longer ‘Buju’. Call me ‘Benson’ written as ‘BNXN’,” the announcement read.

According to him, the name change became necessary after the singer was mistaken for another Jamaican singer known as Buju Banton.