Nigerians React As Popular Singer, Burna Boy’s Mum Does This On Stage (Video)

Nigeria’s singing sensation, Burna Boy on Sunday has made Nigerians proud at the BET Awards 2019 night at Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, where he won the Best International Act Award. The talented singer floored Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi to win the coveted category in the award. The award which was presented to him by Chrissy Teigen and Nigerian-American, Neyo.

Burna Boy was nominated alongside Teni Makanaki and Mr Eazi in the category. (Buki HQ)

However, the Nigerian sent his mom Bose Ogulu, who doubles as his manager to receive the award on his behalf with a powerful message to BET Award organisers and the galaxy of African American artists at the event. While she was on stage to accept the award on behalf of the singer who was unavoidably absent, his mum told Africans in diaspora in her acceptance speech, “Thank you very much BET, thank you, Africa. That is the constituency for which we got noticed. The message from Burna would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.”

Bose, who has accepted trophies for her son in the past, delivered the message with the right cadence, right pitch and earned a rapturous applause. If there is one thing we are certain of about Burna Boy’s mother, it is that she is a firm believer in Africa and her son’s music. It is also clear that the woman who some argue was Fela Anikulapo’s dancer is a radical believer in the African spirit that Fela preached.

The music award show, which is in its 19th year, saw Cardi B kicking off performances at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and went on to win the award for Album of year with her album, ‘Invasion of Privacy’ after she got 7 nominations. Nigerian pop star, Davido won the same category in 2018 and was presented with his award during the live performance at the 18th edition. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, 2Baba and DBanj are other Nigerian acts that have won the BET award.

 

Nigerians on Twitter couldn’t keep calm as they dropped their congratulatory messages to the singer and also complimented his mum for her unique speech. Here are some reactions gotten:

Congratulations to the star!

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