Nigerian popular singer-songwriter, Burna Boy has been announced the winner of the Best International act category at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.
He was nominated in the category alongside Nigeria’s Mr Eazi, Aya Nakamura (France), Dosseh (France), Dave (UK), and Giggs (UK).
More importantly, The BET Awards celebrates achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. On the night, one remarkable thing that happened was when Burna Boy’s mother (Bose Ogulu) accepted the award and delivered a special message on her son’s behalf.
In her acceptance speech, Bose Ogulu said the message from the singer (Burna Boy) to every African in diaspora is “remember you were first an African before any other thing”. See full list of winners below.
Here is the complete list of winners on the night:
Album of the Year
Cardi B, “Invasion Of Privacy”
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sicko Mode”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video Of The Year
Childish Gambino “This Is America”
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Dr Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
Best International Act
Burna Boy (Nigeria) √√√√√
Best New International Act
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Sportswoman of the Year
Sportsman of the Year
2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Ella Mai “Trip”
BET Her Award
H.E.R. “Hard Place”