Nigeria’s afro beat artiste, Burna Boy, has won the BET Award for Best International Act.
It is the second consecutive win for the artiste.
International model, Naomi Campbell announced Burna the winner, in a category that had Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Stormzy (UK), Innoss ‘B (DR Congo), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France).
At the show which saw artistes like Beyonce and host Amanda Seales talk about the wave of protests surrounding Black Lives Matter, Burna in his acceptance speech gave a profound message about the continent Africa.
Burna and Rema were the only Nigerians who were nominated in the awards, While Burna smiled home with an award, Rema however lost his category Viewer’s Choice, Best International Act to Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha.
Beyonce took home the HER Award for her song ‘Brown Skin Girl’07 which featured Nigerian artiste Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter and Saint Jhn.
She dedicated the Humanitarian Award to the protesters and urged them to vote for change.
“I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers and sisters out there inspiring me, marching out there and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. We have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power. And that is to vote. I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system.”
The BET awards celebrates black excellence in music, film, sports and philanthropy.