By Vanessa Obioha
Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy, has emerged the winner of the BET Award for Simplest Worldwide Act. It’s a ways the 2d consecutive acquire for the artiste.
Worldwide model Naomi Campbell announced Burna the winner, in a category that had Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Stormzy (UK), Innoss ‘B (DR Congo), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France).
At the purpose out which saw artistes like Beyonce and host Amanda Seales focus on the wave of protests surrounding Dismal Lives Topic, Burna in his acceptance speech gave a profound message about the continent Africa.
“I will decide to make employ of this likelihood to train that at some point around 1835, there used to be admission to command the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to come support and return to the royalty that we had been because in expose for shaded lives to subject, Africa must subject.”
The message went viral on Twitter with many applauding the artiste for his acquire and the speech.
Burna and Rema had been the handiest Nigerians who had been nominated in the awards. Whereas Burna smiled residence with an award, Rema nonetheless lost his category Viewer’s Different: Simplest Worldwide Act to Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha.
Beyonce took residence the HER Award for her song ‘Brown Pores and skin Girl’07 which featured Nigerian artiste Wizkid, Blue Ivy Carter and Saint Jhn. She devoted the Humanitarian Award to the protesters and instructed them to vote for change.
“I are looking to devote this award to all of my brothers and sisters accessible entertaining me, marching accessible and combating for change. Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles weren’t in vain. We now have another part we must full to stroll in our appropriate energy. And that is to vote. I’m encouraging you to proceed to select action, proceed to interchange and dismantle a racist and unequal gadget.”
The BET awards celebrates shaded excellence in song, movie, sports actions and philanthropy. A repeat of the 20th model will probably be aired on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129) on Monday, June 29 at 7PM (WAT).