Popular Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has been announced the winner of the Best International act category at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.
The award was received by Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mum and manager, who also attended the award ceremony.
In her acceptance speech, Burna Boy’s mum said the message from the singer to every African in diaspora is to remember they were first an African before any other thing. She said:
“Thank you very much BET, thank you, Africa. That is the constituency for which we got noticed. The message from Burna would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.”
Watch the video below:
@burnaboy was announced as the winner of the @betawards Best International Act #BETAwards. mama Burna accepted the award on his behalf and gave a very moving speech ❤️ #mamaburna. pic.twitter.com/ZyREsIgPLb
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