Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy, has emerged the winner of the 2020 BET Award for Best International Act, a win for the second consecutive year.
This took place at the first-ever virtual BET Awards which held on Sunday night.
The new feat makes him the first Nigerian artiste to win the BET Awards consecutively.
International supermodel Naomi Campbell presented the Best International Act award to Burna Boy, who gave his acceptance speech virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Others in the same category had Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Stormzy (UK), Innoss ‘B (DR Congo), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France).
The award show hosted by Insecure star Amanda Seales saw artiste like Beyonce talk about the wave of protests surrounding Black Lives Matter.
Burna in his acceptance speech gave a profound message about the continent Africa.
I will like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was admission to turn the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to return and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.
I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers and sisters out there inspiring me, marching out there and fighting for change. Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain. We have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power. And that is to vote. I am encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system.
The BET awards which was created in 2001 by Black Entertainment Television celebrates black excellence in music, film, sports and philanthropy,