Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Burna Boy has won the BET Award for Best International Act for the fourth time, making him the most awarded artist in the category.
The 31-year-old singer, who is known for his vibrant fusion of Afrobeats, dancehall, and reggae, beat out a strong field of nominees this year, including Ayra Starr, Aya Nakamura, Central Cee, Ella Mai, K.O, L7nnon, Stormzy, Tiakola, and Uncle Waffles.
The Afrobeat sensation Burna Boy’s win is a testament to his global success his music has about streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify and he has won numerous awards in his career including two Grammy nominations Burna boy is also the first African artist to headline Coachella which this has been written in the history books.
In his acceptance speech the Afrobeats sensation Burna Boy expressed gratitude to his fans and supporters, and he also gave a shout-out to his fellow Nigerian artists. and wrote a message of thanks on twitter “4th Time Winning BET Best International Act!!! Thank you @BET @BETAwards and Everyone that voted!!.”
Burna Boy’s 4th BET’s Best International Award win is a major victory for African music. It goes to show that African artists are making waves on the global stage.
Here are some of the reactions to Burna Boy’s win:
- “Congratulations to Burna Boy on winning BET Best International Act for the fourth time! He is an inspiration to us all,” tweeted singer Tems.
- “Burna Boy is the king of Afrobeats, and he deserves this win,” tweeted DJ Cuppy.
- “Congratulations to Burna Boy on making history! He is the first artist to win BET Best International Act four times,” tweeted BET.
The global superstar Burna Boy’s win is a major moment for African music and it is a sign of things to come. With his talent and global appeal, Burna Boy is sure to continue to win awards and break down barriers for African artists.