Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Burna Boy, has emerged the winner of the BET Award for Best International Act.
Burna Boy had won the same award in the last year’s edition.
Announcement of the winners was done virtually due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and it’s international model Naomi Campbell who announced Burna Boy the winner in the category that had Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Stormzy (UK), Innoss ‘B (DR Congo), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France).
At the show which saw artistes like Beyonce and host Amanda Seales talk about the wave of protests surrounding Black Lives Matter, Burna in his acceptance speech gave a profound message about the continent Africa.
“Thank you BET. For the second time I appreciate. I like to use this opportunity to say that sometimes around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa into a dominated nation. Now is time to overturn and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter Africa must matter,” said Burna Boy after he was announced the winner.
In the Best New International Act category, Zimbawe’s SHA SHA was declared the winner beating Nigeria’s Rema.
The BET Awards is an American award show that was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.