Nigerian music superstar, Burna Boy on Sunday, emerged BET best International Act, beating the likes of Stormzy, Dave, Innoss’B, Sho Madjozi, Ninho and S.Pri Noir, who were all nominated alongside him.
The BET award ceremony on Sunday, marks the award show’s 20th year on air and 40th anniversary of Black Entertainment Television(BET). It was also the first-ever virtual ceremony in its history due to effects of the pandemic.
Aside from Burna Boy winning the BET best international act, another Nigerian that was recognised on the night, was Wizkid.
The Ojuelegba crooner won a BET award courtesy of his feature on Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ track. This win makes Wizkid the only African artiste with the most BET awards win.
Also, Burna Boy emerging winner in the Best International Act category, was the second time the self-acclaimed African Giant would win a BET Award which he did in the same category last year.
Mavin Records signed, Rema lost out the ‘Best New International Act’ category to Sha Sha of Zimbabwe.
Other winners include:
Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Megan Thee Stallion,
Video of the Year – DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Lizzo,
Viewers Choice Award – Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign and
Best New Artist – Roddy Ricch.