Congratulations to Burna Boy! This has been long overdue, as he wins the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2019. Although Burna Boy was not available to receive the award but was said to be somewhere at the venue, his mom, Bose Ogulu, (who doubles as his manager) was the one that came up to receive the award, and she gave a wonderful speech as you will hear.
“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.” The words from Burna’s mother.
His song, Ye, has been one of the hottest songs of the year, not only in African continent, but globally. The song’s popularity earned him a spot at the recently hosted Coachella music festival.
This is a huge one for Burna Boy, A huge one for Nigeria, A Huge one for Africa. Thank you BET!!