Burna Boy made Nigeria proud as he won the award for Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards that held Sunday night, June 23,2019.
The Ye hitmaker was nominated alongside other Nigerian artistes— Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the very competitive category.
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Even though Burna Boy was at the event with his girlfriend, Stefflon Don, he wasn’t available when it was time to receive his award so his mother, Bose Ogulu accepted the award on his behalf.
He later explained in a tweet that he left his seat to get a drink minutes before his name was called.
Burna Boy’s mother who doubles as his manager therefore went on stage to take the award on her son’s behalf and gave a very touching speech.
“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 explained his absence.
She then gave a short acceptance speech. In her speech 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. Thank you.”