Damini Ogulu, Nigerian afro-fusion artiste better known as Burna Boy, clinched the coveted ‘Best International Act’ award at the BET on Monday.
The 2019 edition of the award which celebrates black people in film, music and arts, was held at the Microsoft Theatre in California.
The BET Award for Best International Act is an award given to honour the outstanding achievements of international artists every year.
Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu, received the award on his behalf.
She said, “Thank you BET, Thank you, Africa, because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place.
“The message from Burna, I believe will be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.”
NAN reports that Wizkid still holds the record for most wins in this category with two awards.
Burna Boy joins Wizkid, 2baba, Davido, D’banj and Iceprince as the only winners of the award from Nigeria.
In 2019, Burna Boy was nominated alongside Mr Eazi (Nigeria), Giggs (UK), Dosseh (France), Dave (UK), AKA (South Africa) and Aya Nakamura (France).
NAN reports that the ‘On the Low’ singer began the musical year with hefty, fan-favourite tunes including ‘Dangote’ and ‘Killin Dem’ featuring Zlatan.
This follows his quick rise to stardom in 2018 which made him one of the top five stars of the year.
The singer performed at Coachella in April.
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