Nigerian afro-fusion act Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna boy has clinched the award for “best international act” at the 2019 Bet awards.
Burna boy who beat five other artists; Mr Eazi (Nigeria), Giggs (UK), Dosseh (France), Dave (UK), AKA (South Africa) and Aya Nakamura (France) was not on stage to collect the award. He left the hall to go get a drink and that’s when he was announced winner of the category. The award was therefore accepted on his behalf by his mother who gave a very powerful speech.
She said “Every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else”
Burna boy now joins the likes of Davido, Wizkid, Ice Prince, 2baba, and D’banj
only winners of the award from Nigeria.
Wizkid has won the award twice making him the Nigerian with the highest number of wins in that category.
The BET awards is an award ceremony held annually to celebrate black people in the industry(movies or music).