Boj is the stage name for Nigerian singer Bolaji Ojudokan. Initially of the group DRB whose other members he met while in college in Worcestershire, Boj became noticed for his singing. Born to a small family where he was an only child for nearly a decade, his music was influenced by his mother’s taste, which went from Lagbaja, Fela to Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, and Bob Marley.
Boj studied Audio Engineering and is considered to have quite a different sound from mainstream pop. He is frequently compared to Ajebutter 22 and Falz, both of whom he has collaborated with, the basis of the comparison having to do with a distinct sound as with a privileged background.
In 2013, Boj released a mixtape #BOTM (Boj on the Microphone) which saw some success. He has recorded with Davido, Reminisce, Show Dem Camp, and Olamide. Although with a handful of solo singles and no official album, he became the first artist to be nominated in the same category at the Headies.