Burna Boy has been announced as the winner of the Best International Act category at the 2019 edition of BET Awards.
The “Ye” hitmaker was nominated alongside other Nigerian artistes, Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the very competitive category.
Burna Boy’s mother and manager received the award on his behalf.
In her acceptance speech, she said that the message Burna Boy has for every African in diaspora is ‘remember you were first an African before any other thing.’
Last year, Davido won the category and for the first time was presented with his award during the live performance at the 18th edition.
Other Nigerian acts that have won the BET award include Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, 2Baba and DBanj.