- Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, has won the award for BET’s Best International Act
- The self-acclaimed African giant also gave an interesting speech about black lives matter
- This is his 2nd consecutive BET win as he won in the same category in 2019
Congratulations are in order for Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, professionally known as Burna Boy, as he recently won the Best International Act at the BET Awards.
This makes it his second consecutive win at the BET Awards as he also emerged winner in the same category in 2019. Burna Boy has become the first artiste with such wins at the BET.
The talented singer was nominated alongside British rapper, Stormzy, South African singer, Sho Madjozi, Ninho from France and a few others.
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Due to the pandemic, the award was presented by top British model, Naomi Campbell, via a video call.
In his award speech, Burna Boy in less than a minute gave his take on the way forward for black lives to matter.
"I'll like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to return and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter," he said.
Watch the video below:
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As expected, the news of his awards excited many social media users who then took to the platform to celebrate the big win.
See some reactions below:
It was another win for Nigeria as Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce, Wizkid and Saint Jhn featuring Blue Ivy, won the BET HER award.
This comes days after South African singer, Sho Madjozi, took to social media to accuse Burna Boy of taking down Own It remix which she was featured.
According to the John Cena crooner, the singer felt threatened by her as this happened after they were both nominated for Best International Act in the 2020 BET awards.
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