Nigerian singer and songwriter Burna Boy accepts the award for Best International Act at the BET Awards 2020.
Burna Boy beat music acts like Sho Madjozi from South Africa , Stormzy from UK alongside four other singers to win the award.
In the ceremony which held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, British supermodel, Naomi Campbell presented the award to Burna Boy.
Accepting his award, the African Giant spoke on African development, saying.
”Second time and I appreciate it. 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.”
— BET (@BET) June 29, 2020
This win is the Port Harcourt-born singer’s second consecutive BET: Best International Act win. Last year he was nominated alongside Mr Eazi, AKA, Dave, Giggs, Dosseh and Aya Nakaruma.
The ceremony paid tributes to Kobe Bryant, Little Richard and featured performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle and Megan Thee Stallion among others.