Popular Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu better known as Burna Boy was named the best international act at the BET Awards on may 29, 2020.
The Grammy nominated singer beat popular acts like Sho Madjozi, Santan Dave and Stormzy to win the award. This win marks the second consecutive time Burna Boy will take home the award after doing so in 2019.
The award was presented via a video call by top British model, Naomi Campbell, owing to the pandemic.
In his award speech, Burna Boy in less than a minute gave his take on the way forward for black lives to matter.
“I’ll like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn 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,” he said.
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As predicted, many social media users were delighted by the news of his awards and then took to the site to celebrate the big win.
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