Burna Boy was nominated alongside Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the category.
Burna Boy has been announced the winner of the Best International
actcategory at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.
Burna Boy was nominated alongside Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the category. (Buki HQ)
The award was received by Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mum and manager, who also attended the award ceremony. In her acceptance speech, Burna Boy’s mum said the message from the singer to every African in diaspora is ‘remember you were first an African before any other thing.’
The popular singer-songwriter Burna Boy was 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, Aya Nakamura (France), Dosseh (France), Dave (UK), and Giggs (UK).
The BET Awards celebrates achievements in entertainment and honours music, sports, television, and movies.
His mother, Bose Ogulu accepted the award and delivered a special message on her son’s behalf. In her acceptance speech, his mother said the message from the singer to every African in diaspora is “remember you were first an African before any other thing”.
Here is the complete list of winners on the night.
Album of the Year
Travis Scott, “Astroworld”
Meek Mill, “Championships”
Ella Mai, “Ella Mai”
The Carters, “Everything Is Love”
Cardi B, “Invasion Of Privacy”
Best Female R&B/Pop Artiste
Best Male R&B/Pop Artiste
Chloe X Halle
Lil Baby & Gunna
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars “Please Me”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sicko Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset “Taste”
Best Male Hip Hop Artiste
Best Female Hip Hop Artiste
Megan Thee Stallion
Video of The Year
21 Savage “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”
Cardi B “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars “Please Me”
Childish Gambino “This Is America”
Drake “Nice For What”
The Carters “Apes**T”
Video director of the Year
Best New Artiste
Dr Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell “All Of My Life”
Fred Hammond “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin “Never Alone”
Best International Act
AKA (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Mr Eazi (Nigeria)
Best New International Act
Headie One (Uk)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Taraji P. Henson
Michael B. Jordan
Young Stars Award
Michael Rainey Jr.
· Creed 2
· If Beale Street Could Talk
· Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
· The Hate U Give
Sportswoman of the Year
· Allyson Felix
· Candace Parker
· Naomi Osaka
· Serena Williams
· Simone Biles
Sportsman of the Year
· Kevin Durant
· Lebron James
· Odell Beckham Jr.
· Stephen Curry
· Tiger Woods
2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
· Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It”
· Childish Gambino “This Is America”
· Drake “In My Feelings”
· Ella Mai “Trip”
· J. Cole “Middle Child”
· Travis Scott Ft. Drake “Sicko Mode”
BET Her Award
· Alicia Keys “Raise A Man”
· Ciara “Level Up”
· H.E.R. “Hard Place”
· Janelle Monáe “Pynk”
· Queen Naija “Mama’s Hand”
· Teyana Taylor “Rose In Harlem”. Agencies.
The music award show, which is in its 19th year, saw Cardi B kicking off performances at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.
Nigerian pop star, Davido won the category in 2018 and was presented with his award during the live TV coverage of the 18th edition.
Cardi B, who got 7 nominations went on to win the award for Album of year with her album, ‘Invasion of Privacy’.
Other Nigerian acts that have won the BET award include Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, 2Baba and DBanj.