Burna Boy’s mother, Mama Burna gave a very powerful speech after the singer was announced winner for Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards that held last night.
The singer was reportedly tensed and could not climb up the stage to receive the award. His mother did on his behalf and her message to the Black People across the world is the talk of social media.
“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 grace and poise, 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.
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) June 24, 2019
The Nigerian singer was nominated alongside alongside Mr. Eazi (Nigeria); AKA (South Africa); Aya Nakamura (France); Dave (U.K.); Dosseh (France) and Giggs (U.K).