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;
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.