Earlier, we brought you the news that superstar Nigerian singer, Burna Boy won the award for Best International act the 2019 edition of the Bet Awards to join the growing list of Nigerians who have won the award.
Burna Boy was nominted alongside Mr. Eazi and other international stars, was announced the winner of the Best International act category at the BET Awards which held at Microsoft Theater on Sunday night, June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Burna Boy was not available to receive his awards which was however received by his mother. Though, he was at the event with his girlfriend, Stefflon Don, however he was out as at the time he was called to receive his award.
His mother went on to deliver a powerful speech while receiving the awards which got the crowd cheering.
“He must be the most restless person I ever met, because he was here right now,” Burna’s mother said of her son as she accepted his award.
She went on, “Thank you very much BET. Thank you Africa. Because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place. And the message from Burna, I believe, would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.
It was a brief speech, but it passed a message which made a loud cheer go up in the venue.
She concluded by lifting the award plaque and left the stage.
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