Nigerians React To Burna Boy’s BET Award Speech
Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has won the Best International Act for the second consecutive year, becoming the first Nigerian artiste to win the BET Awards back to back.
The Nigerian singer floored Innoss’B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France), and S.Pri Noir (France) to scoop the gong at the first-ever virtual BET Awards which held on Sunday night.
Reacting to the news, Nigerians on social media has shared their views concerning his speech on receiving the award.
READ ALSO – Burna Boy Wins 2020 BET Best International Act Award
The singer, in his speech, said in part: “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”
Watch The Video Here:
THE @NaomiCampbell presents the Best International Act #BETAwards 20 to the amazing @BurnaBoy!
Congratulations, #BurnaBoy! pic.twitter.com/Lo0j5gtsEb
— BET (@BET) June 29, 2020
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Tell ’em Africa we don tireSo here comes the African GiantMany, many people don’t try ahBut you can’t test the African [email protected] 👑
— MIYA KHAI (@Lady_Zamar) June 29, 2020
“In order for Black Lives to Matter, Africa must Matter.” – @burnaboy on reversing the effects of colonialism on the continent.
— Dometi Pongo (@Dometi_) June 29, 2020
Love hearing @burnaboy speak. While accepting his #BETAwards he encouraged Black folks to return to the motherland.
“In order for Black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”
— Marquise Francis (@theMarquiseF) June 29, 2020
African giant 2020…congrats to the odogwu himself on his Bet award. Best international act. @burnaboy pic.twitter.com/QJEdcExJgv
— PRESIDENT SAMKLEF (@SAMKLEF) June 29, 2020
BET HER Award & Best International Act
Wizikid is now the most awarded Nigerian Leave Rema alone cause he’s still comingBurna Boy has won BET consecutively
After America’s Music Industry, Nigeria’sMusic Industry is the second best inthe world
Who’s now the African Giant 🤔
— I Z U (@heisizumichaels) June 29, 2020
Sometimes I wish our football team was doing well like the music industry,thanks to likes of Wizkid (starboy), Davido (OBO),2baba, Burna boy, patoranking e.t.c.
What must we do to our football so we don’t fear teams like Germany,Spain, France, Belgium, Croatia 🤦
— SEKEGH TER (@sezzz_g) June 29, 2020
Burna Boy talked about Africa 1835 in #BETAwards the other time he talked about how they sold Nigeria in 1900 Burna Boy is our history teacher 😂
— PH Point 1 (@ajuicygeorge) June 29, 2020