Bose Ogulu, mother of Burna Boy, Nigerian Afro-fusion sensation, has earned the praise of fans on social media for her acceptance speech at the 2019 edition of the BET Awards.
The ‘Ye’ singer had bagged the BET award for Best International Act, and Mama Burna — as she is fondly called by Twitter users — took to the stage to deliver the acceptance speech on his behalf.
“Thank you BET, Thank you, Africa, because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place,” she said.
“The message from Burna, I believe will be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.”
Thrilled by her speech, the gifted singer took to Twitter to hail his mum.
Mama burna for president !!! The woman de drop bars ✊🏽 https://t.co/6fn77KalUH
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 24, 2019
The iconic speech has since generated a positive response on Twitter.
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“Mama Burna words at the BET concerning Africa was an inspiration We love you and we will stand by your Son @burnaboy,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Mama Burna won my heart and my soul with a single sentence. Congratulations Burna Boy, #BETAwards 2019 winner,” another user wrote.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
— k.jaja (@JajaBlesson) June 24, 2019
Mama Burna won my heart and my soul with a single sentence.
Congratulations Burna Boy, #BETAwards 2019 winner
— MO Precious (@O_precious_) June 24, 2019
— Lafeeya_G (@Lafeeya_Gee) June 24, 2019
Burna Boy is an African Giant. Very well deserved award. Let’s not Forget Mama Burna didn’t just represent Burna but also represented Africa in her speech. Burna Family is 🔥🔥 #BETAwards
— DREYLO (@Drey_Lo) June 24, 2019
— King Bona (@MrBona_NBA) June 24, 2019
She saved the day for Burna Boy! Best momager ever! Bose Ogulu deserves a degree in delivering acceptance speeches.pic.twitter.com/6RDC4fpaV9
— Slay Papa 🍒🍷 (@TweetAtAustin) June 24, 2019
Announcers: And the award goes to Burna Boy!!!
Mama burna: Where is that boy again, he was here just now oo🤦🏽♀️
Burna Boy Somewhere in the arena>>>>>>> pic.twitter.com/7iILnEWHkB
— KOK (@KayodeOfKwara) June 24, 2019
The #BETAwards should be the highest honour for every black music artist out there, and not the Grammy's cos, according to Mama Burna and @burnaboy, we are first Africans before we become anything else. pic.twitter.com/wbURsnidad
— Calitunes (@CalitunesMedia) June 24, 2019
Mama Burna said he must be the most restless person I know, he was here right now.
Someone said Burna and Stefflondon sharply go do quickie.
Y'all need Jesus 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/WQD5pe6qVr
— IamCenthiva🎤 (@Centhiva) June 24, 2019
Thank you Mama Burna Boy. There’s no such thing as African-American. It’s not a legal word. It was invented by Jesse Jackson in 1988 to give blacks the illusion they are Americans. That Term “African-American” is very misleading. 1/4 https://t.co/e0u9e0HWCF
— PEREZ (@__perez94) June 24, 2019
Infact I've just been corrected, that in Chimamanda's book it wasn't exactly the same quote, just something similar. Mama Burna's quote stands unique! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
— Tega_Bobo. (@Oghene_Thuga) June 24, 2019
I just got to see why its trending Mama Burna gave a world class speech.#MamaBurna
— olayemi atiba (@0Olayemi) June 24, 2019
Great speach by Mama Burna!
This is gonna go down as one of
the best speach ever.
Congratulations OluwaBurna!! https://t.co/QXTBInYltl
— Harrymosco (@PaschalChibyke) June 24, 2019
This Wole Soyinka story is a battle of culture and civilization! Both are right, depends on which sides you on 🤷♂️
— Mr’O (@mr_larouch) June 24, 2019
Imagine if all African kids had a “Mama Burna” to support them and believe in their vision.
— Champagne Mami (@Awe_inspirin) June 24, 2019
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