Burna Boy won the award for Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards that held last night, the 19th edition. He was however not available when it was time to receive his award so his mum went on his behalf.
"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.
It was her powerful acceptance speech that moved everyone present.
With such grace and sweetness, she said: "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.
At this point, a loud cheer went up in the venue.
Burna Boy won the category beating Mr Eazi, Teni Makanaki. Dbanj, Davido, Wizkid, 2Face Idibia had won in the category in the past.
Sho Mdjozi of South Africa also went away with the Best New International Act, defeating Teni and a host of other International artists. The BET Awards celebrate outstanding talents in the entertainment industry, which also includes the celebration of sporting icons.
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