Burna Boy Bags Another BET Awards


*Wins Best Int’l Act for Third Time


Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, has bagged another international award for the year 2021. The Afro-fusion originator who recently added the Grammy to his collection has been named winner of the 2021 BET Awards’ Best International Act.
With the award, Burna Boy becomes the first artist from the continent to win it three times on a trot-2019, 2020 and 2031.
The BET, an American award is designed to celebrate mostly African-American artistes, including sportsmen and those in other spheres of the entertainment industry.
Burna Boy was nominated alongside other greats from the continent including his compatriot, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka, Whiz Kid, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Emicida from Brazil, UK’s Headie One and Young T & Bugsey and Youssoupha from France.
But he emerged winner, proving his position, once again, that he is one of (if not) the continent’s biggest and most successful African artiste.
“I made it this time to collect my award myself. So…thank you everyone. Thank you to my mom, the most beautiful woman on earth, who normally would be making this speech for me because normally I don’t like talking on the mic if I’m not singing. Thank you everyone and everything”.
Burna Boy has been standing astride the continent’s music industry for a while now. But since the advent of his highly successful fifth studio effort, Twice As Tall, the talented Nigerian has earned more than 5 million worldwide streams just within one hour of release. Given momentum by Wonderful, Monsters You Made, Feat. Chris Martin, “Real Life, Feat. Stormzy, etc, it’s been a roll in the stratosphere for him as his efforts have since been receiving unprecedented rave reviews among music buffs world over.
Among others, Twice As Tall netted the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best Global Music Album, having already bagged back-to-back nominations in the category, following 2019’s Grammy Award-nominated for African Giant, which made history as the first time a Nigerian artist to everreceived the internationally acclaimed award.
The Twice As Tall album was named among 2020’s very best by a number of global publications, The New York Times, The FADER, Consequence of Sound, British GQ, NME, Pitchfork, Vice, and Uproxx, included.

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