Nigerian popular singer and songwriter, Burna Boy was on Sunday, June 23 announced the winner of the Best International Act category at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.
He was nominated in the category alongside Nigeria’s Mr. Eazi, Dosseh (France), Aya Nakamura (France), Dave (UK), and Giggs (UK).
Receiving the award on his behalf, mother of the artiste, Bose Ogulu delivered a powerful message which was well applauded by the audience.
In her speech directed at every African in the diaspora, she said: "remember you were first an African before any other thing."
The BET Awards is one of the most-watched awards shows on cable television, according to the Nielsen Company.
It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.
Below is the complete list of winners on the night:
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist
Travis Scott feat. Drake - "Sicko Mode"
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
Childish Gambino - "This Is America"
Video Director of the Year
Best New Artist
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Snoop Dogg Feat. Rance Allen - "Blessing Me Again"
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Sportsman of the Year Award
Album of the Year
"Invasion of Privacy"
H.E.R. - "Hard Place"
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award