Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has won the Best International Act for the second consecutive year, becoming the first Nigerian artiste to win the BET Awards back to back.
The Nigerian singer floored Innoss’B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France), and S.Pri Noir (France) to scoop the gong at the first-ever virtual BET Awards which held on Sunday night.
Reacting to the news, Nigerians on social media has shared their views concerning his speech on receiving the award.
The singer, in his speech, said in part: “Now is the time to overturn that and go back to the royalty that we were, because, in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter”
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— BET (@BET) June 29, 2020
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Tell ’em Africa we don tire
So here comes the African Giant
Many, many people don’t try ah
But you can’t test the African Giant@burnaboy 👑
— MIYA KHAI (@Lady_Zamar) June 29, 2020
“In order for Black Lives to Matter, Africa must Matter.” – @burnaboy on reversing the effects of colonialism on the continent.
— Dometi Pongo (@Dometi_) June 29, 2020
“In order for Black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”
— Marquise Francis (@theMarquiseF) June 29, 2020
— PRESIDENT SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) June 29, 2020
BET HER Award & Best International Act
Wizikid is now the most awarded Nigerian
Leave Rema alone cause he’s still coming
Burna Boy has won BET consecutively
After America’s Music Industry, Nigeria’s
Music Industry is the second best in
Who’s now the African Giant 🤔
— I Z U (@heisizumichaels) June 29, 2020
Sometimes I wish our football team was doing well like the music industry,thanks to likes of Wizkid (starboy), Davido (OBO),2baba, Burna boy, patoranking e.t.c.
What must we do to our football so we don’t fear teams like Germany,Spain, France, Belgium, Croatia 🤦
— SEKEGH TER (@sezzz_g) June 29, 2020
Burna Boy talked about Africa 1835 in #BETAwards the other time he talked about how they sold Nigeria in 1900
Burna Boy is our history teacher 😂
— PH Point 1 (@ajuicygeorge) June 29, 2020