Burna Boy Wins His Second BET Awards

Posted on June 29, 2020

Burna Boy has just won the BET Award for Best International Act.

The Nigerian superstar edged out other nominees including Innoss’B (DR Congo), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Stormzy (United Kingdom),  Dave (United Kingdom), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France) to claim the highly coveted award.

Accepting his award, the African Giant thanked BET and used the opportunity to shine some light on Africa.

“Thank you very much, BET. Second time and I appreciate it. I will like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was admission to turn the nation of 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.

His acceptance speech has been getting lots of positive reviews on social media.

“I hope people think retrospectively and see the TRUTH in that statement and live by it,” one user wrote. “Burna Boy’s speech resonates with me. Naija STAND UP! From the Motherland to the Diaspora,” yet another Twitter user wrote.

This win is the Port Harcourt-born singer’s second consecutive BET: Best International Act win.

Last year he was nominated alongside Mr Eazi, AKA, Dave, Giggs, Dosseh and Aya Nakaruma.

The list of the past winners read: (BET Best International Act (global) Winners)

2020: Burna Boy

2019: Burna Boy

2018: Davido

(BET Best African Act (Best International Act: Africa) Winners)

2017: Wizkid

2016: Black Coffee

2015: Stonebwoy

2014: Davido

2013: Ice Prince

2012: Wizkid, Sarkodie

2011: D’banj, 2Baba

To catch the repeat of the 20th Edition of BET Awards, tune in to BET Africa (DStv Channel 129) at 7 PM tonight.

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