Nigerian superstar artiste, Burna Boy earlier this morning was announced the winner of the Best International act category at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.
Burna Boy was nominated alongside Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the category.
The award was received by Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mum and manager, who also attended the award ceremony.
In her acceptance speech, Burna Boy’s mum said the message from the singer to every African in diaspora is ‘remember you were first an African before any other thing.’
After the show Burna Boy went on social media to reveal why his mum collected the BET award on his behalf despite attending the awards ceremony.
In a tweet shared by the music star on his Twitter page on Monday, June 24, 2019, the singer said he was out to get himself a drink when his category was announced.
“Funny enough I went to Get a drink! I would have collected this one,” responding to why his mum got the award on his behalf.
Funny enough I went to Get a drink! I would have collected this one 🤣🤣 https://t.co/ibiUuxBBEp— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 24, 2019
The music award show, which is in its 19th year, was hosted by actress Regina Hall and saw Cardi B kicking off performances at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
Nigerian pop star, Davido won the category in 2018 and was presented with his award during the live TV coverage of the 18th edition.
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