Burna Boy is still winning big, and he is the winner of the BET Awards‘ Best International Act category.
The “African Giant” was nominated in the said category along with other international stars such as Innoss’B from DRC, SA singer Sho Madjozi, U.K. acts Dave & Stormzy, and France’s Ninho & S.Pri Noir.
The event this year took place virtually due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
British supermodel, Naomi Campbell presented the award to Burna Boy, who gave his acceptance speech virtually. In his acceptance speech, the Afrobeat star said:
I’ll like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa into a dominated nation. 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.
The award show was hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales, with performances from stars like Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Jonathan McReynolds, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch, SiR, Summer Walker, Usher and Wayne Brady.
Megan Thee Stallion, who received five nominations, bagged two awards. And Blue Ivy Carter won her very first BET Award with mum Beyonce for the track “Brown Skin Girl“, which also featured Saint JHN and Nigerian superstar Wizkid.
See the full list of winners below:Album of the Year“Cuz I Love You,” Lizzo“Fever,” Megan Thee Stallion“Homecoming: The Live Album,” Beyoncé“I Used to Know Her,” H.E.R.“Kirk, “DaBaby“Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial,” Roddy Ricch *WINNERBest Female R&B/Pop ArtistBeyoncéH.E.R.Jhene AikoKehlaniLizzo *WINNERSummer WalkerBest Male R&B/Pop ArtistAnderson .PaakChris Brown *WINNERJacqueesKhalidThe WeekndUsherBest GroupChloe x HalleCity GirlsEarthGangGriseldaJACKBOYSMigos *WINNERBest CollaborationChris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance” *WINNERDJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher”Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”H.E.R. ft. YG, “Slide”Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”Wale ft. Jeremih, “On Chill”Best Male Hip Hop ArtistDaBaby *WINNERDrakeFutureLil BabyRoddy RicchTravis ScottBest Female Hip Hop ArtistCardi BDoja CatLizzoMegan Thee Stallion *WINNERNicki MinajSaweetieVideo of the YearChris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance”DaBaby, “Bop”DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend, “Higher” *WINNERDoja Cat, “Say So”Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”Roddy Ricch, “The Box”Video Director of the YearBenny BoomCole BennettDave MeyersDirector XEif RiveraTeyana “Spike Tee” Taylor *WINNERBest New ArtistDaniLeighLil Nas XPop SmokeRoddy Ricch *WINNERSummer WalkerYBN CordaeDr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/InspirationalFred Hammond, “Alright”John P. Kee ft. Zacardi Cortez, “I Made It Out”Kanye West, “Follow God”Kirk Franklin, “Just for Me” *WINNERPJ Morton ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary, “All In His Pain”The Clark Sisters, “Victory”Best Movie“Bad Boys for Life”“Dolemite Is My Name”“Harriet”“Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé”“Just Mercy”“Queen & Slim” *WINNERBest ActressAngela BassettCynthia ErivoIssa Rae *WINNERRegina KingTracee Ellis RossZendayaBest ActorBilly PorterEddie MurphyForest WhitakerJamie FoxxMichael B. Jordan *WINNEROmari HardwickYoung Stars AwardAlex HibbertAsante BlackkJahi Di’Allo WinstonMarsai Martin *WINNERMiles BrownStorm ReidSportswoman of the YearAjeé WilsonClaressa ShieldsCoco GauffNaomi OsakaSerena WilliamsSimone Biles *WINNERSportsman of the YearGiannis AntetokounmpoKawhi LeonardLeBron James *WINNEROdell Beckham Jr.Patrick Mahomes IIStephen CurryBET HER AwardAlicia Keys, “Underdog”Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn, “Brown Skin Girl” *WINNERCiara ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La, “Melanin”Layton Greene, “I Choose”Lizzo ft. Missy Elliott, “Tempo”Rapsody ft. PJ Morgan, “Afeni”Viewer’s Choice AwardChris Brown Ft. Drake, “No Guidance”DaBaby, “Bop”Future ft. Drake, “Life Is Good”Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, “Hot Girl Summer” *WINNERRoddy Ricch, “The Box”The Weeknd, “Heartless”Best International ActBurna Boy (Nigeria) *WINNERInnoss’B (DRC)Sho Madjozi (South Africa)Dave (U.K.)Stormzy (U.K.)Ninho (France)S.Pri Noir (France)Viewer’s Choice: Best New International ActRema (Nigeria)SHA SHA (Zimbabwe) *WINNERCeleste (U.K.)Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)Hatik (France)Stacy (France)