Nigeria’s pop sensation, Burna Boy has won BET Award for Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards that held last night.
Though he was at the event with his girlfriend, Stefflon Don, he wasn’t available when it was time to receive his award, so his mum went on his behalf.
“He must be the most restless person I ever met, because he was here right now,” Burna’s mum and manager quipped about her him, as she accepted his award.
She then gave a short acceptamce speech that was so powerful and moved everyone present. She said:
“Thank you very much BET. Thank you Africa. Because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place. And the message from Burna, I believe, would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.
At this point, a loud cheer went up in the venue.
“Thank you,” she concluded, lifting the award plaque and left the stage.