Gabriel Halliday (born April 11, 1988), better known by his stage name Slim Burna is a Nigerian rapper, dancehall artist and record producer from Bonny, Rivers state, Nigeria in West Africa. Gabriel was born in Essex, UK. He returned to Nigeria with his family when he was just two years old. He grew up in different districts in Port-Harcourt city, Trans Amadi and Orazi but has been living in D/Line for over 17years.
Growing up in a family composed mainly of girls, Slim Burna said he was forced to listen to songs from artists like, Tracy Chapman, Boy 2 Men, Michael Jackson and Keith Sweat, but those songs didn't really interest him until he listened to 2pac, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Shaggy, Dmx, Eminem, Cypress Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, and Ruff Ryders.