Born Damini Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy, a Nigerian Afro-fusion singer, songwriter The self-acclaimed ‘African giant’. Had now join other Nigerian artistes to win the prestigious BET Award, he was awarded the “Best International Act Award”.
Burnaboy who was not present to accept the award but was represented by his manager / mother Bose Ogulu who delivered a special message while accepting the honor for “Best International Act” at the BET Awards on behalf of her son, Bose Ogulu who has collected award for the artiste in the past, also came with a quick word for African-Americans.
“Thank you very much BET, thank you, Africa. That is the constituency for which we got noticed. The message from Burna would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.”
Watch her speech during the award at BET……
Read tweets from fans….
— BET (@BET) June 24, 2019
Burna Boy told us he was an African Giant & people mocked him for days for believing so strongly in himself.We usually mock those who are cocksure about themselves & aren't afraid to express it.We call them "arrogant"& invoke faux outrage about their lack of "humility." Funny.🙂
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) June 24, 2019
I can watch the clip of Burna Boy being announced the winner and his mum coming to pick up his award and giving a killer speech over and over again. It's total joy.
— Fredrick Odiachi (@misterfredrick) June 24, 2019
Thank you ✊🏽💨 https://t.co/2Enz3D0O6r
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 24, 2019