Burna Boy wins 2019 BET Best International Act Award

Burna Boy wins 2019 BET Best International Act Award

Nigerian recording artist, Burna Boy emerged as the award for the ‘Best International Act’ category at the 2019 BET Awards that took place on Sunday, June 23.

 

The music award show, which is in its 19th year, saw Cardi B kicking off performances at the Los Angeles Microsoft Theater.

 

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Burna Boy was nominated alongside Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the category.
The award was received by Bose Ogulu. Bose is Burna Boy’s mum and manager. She picked up the award on behalf of her son.
In her acceptance speech, Burna Boy’s mum said the message from the singer to every African in the diaspora is ‘remember you were first an African before any other thing.’
Here is a video of the moment his mother was presented with the award on his behalf;
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzE7V1hAfWI/

Burna Boy goes for a drink, misses out on award presentation

On his sudden disappearance, Burna revealed he went to get a drink. Meanwhile, he praised his mum for her speech after she got his BET Award.

Burna Boy tweeted:

Funny enough I went to Get a drink! I would have collected this one. #BETAwards Thank You. Special S/O To my brothers @officialgiggs @mreazi @Santandave1 @akaworldwide & @DossehLaFamine . And to the Talented @TeniEntertainer and superstar @AyaNakamuraa We are all winners doing our bit to make our music heard worldwide.

https://twitter.com/burnaboy/status/1143062006381142017?s=20
The music award show, which is in its 19th year, saw Cardi B kicking off performances at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
Nigerian pop star, Davido won the category in 2018.  He was presented with his award during the live TV coverage of the 18th edition.
Cardi B, who got 7 nominations went on to win the award for Album of the year with her album, ‘Invasion of Privacy’.
Other Nigerian acts that have won the BET award include Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, 2Baba and DBanj.

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