Bose Ogulu reveals need for responsible management


Veteran music manager Bose Ogulu, also known as Mama Burna, has spoken out about the crucial role management plays in an artist's career.

She currently manages the thriving career of her son, Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy. In the interview with she explains that a strong management team is paramount for an artist's success.

"A manager is more responsible than the artiste," Ogulu is quoted as saying. 

"You need to have a responsible management that you respect for you to do well," she added.

She explains that she grew up watching her father, Benson Idonije do same in his time as Fela Kuti’s manager. Then she highlight the often-underrated importance of management in the music industry.

She explains that a good manager acts as a guide, strategist, and advocate for the artist. Also helping them shape the artist's public image.

Ogulu herself is a prime example of a successful music manager. Her guidance has been instrumental in Burna Boy's rise to Afrobeats stardom, with a string of hit albums, international collaborations, and historic sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden and the London stadium.