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Burna Boy emerges 2019 BET Best International Act

Burna Boy has emerged the Best International act category at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.

Burna Boy was nominated alongside Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the category was announcd winner at the event which took place at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday night, June 23, 2019.

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 music award show, which is in its 19th year, saw Cardi B kicking off performances and also winning two awards on the night.

Nigerian pop star, Davido won the category in 2018 and was presented with his award during the live TV coverage of the 18th edition.