Although he was at the event with his girlfriend, Stefflon Don, Burna wasn’t available to receive the award himself so his mum,
Mrs. Bose Ogulu went received the award on his behalf. Upon receipt of the award, she was quoted saying
“He must be the most restless person I ever met, because he was here right now,” Burna’s mother said of her son as she accepted his award.
She then gave a short acceptance speech that was so powerful and moved everyone present.
Speaking with a great sense of Pride, 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.
The was a resounding cheer as the audience scream in awe
“Thank you,” she concluded, lifting the award plaque and left the stage.
Watch the video below.
Burna Boy’s mom and manager receives his Best International Act Award.
— Raro Lae (@TheRaroLae) June 24, 2019