Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the 2020 BET Award for Best International Act.
The awards which held virtually at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, U.S. in the early hours of Monday, was simulcasted via CBS and hosted by American comedian, Amanda Seales.
Burna Boy, who was nominated alongside Rema in the same category, beat the likes of 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.
While accepting his award, the African popstar said he appreciates the award even as this is his second time. “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.”
The Afrobeat and reggae-dancehall singer, won the 2019 : Best International Act at the BET where he was nominated alongside Mr Eazi, AKA, Dave, Giggs, Dosseh and Aya Nakaruma.
The ceremony also paid tributes to Kobe Bryant, Little Richard and featured performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle and Megan Thee Stallion.Follow us on social media