Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award

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Nigerian Musician Burna Boy Wins Second Consecutive BET Award
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Nigerian super star Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex, professionally known as Burna Boy, has won a second consecutive BET: Best International Act award.

Burna Boy was announced the winner in the early hours of Monday, in L.A. Live, Los Angeles, U.S.  The event which was held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions was hosted by Amanda Seales

The 2020 BET Awards was held virtually at L.A. Live, Los Angeles, U.S in the early hours of Monday.

American comedian, Amanda Seales, hosted the awards simulcasted via CBS.

Burna Boy who is a Port Harcourt-born singer bettered fellow nominees Innoss’B (DR Congo), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Stormzy (United Kingdom), Dave (United Kingdom), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France) to emerge the best at this year’s showing.

In his acceptance speech, the ‘odogwu’ crooner spoke on how far the African continent has evolved, saying, “Second time and I appreciate it. I will like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was admission to turn the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to return and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.”

Last year, he saw off competition from Mr Eazi, AKA, Dave, Giggs, Dosseh and Aya Nakaruma to claim the award.

Rema was not as lucky as he lost his Best New International Act category to Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha.

Full list of winners from the 2020 BET Awards are below. Winners in each category is printed in bold fonts.

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER!)

Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) (WINNER!)

Rema (Nigeria)
Celeste (UK)
Young T & Bugsey (UK)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lizzo — Cuz I Love You
Megan Thee Stallion — Fever
Beyoncé — Homecoming: The Live Album
H.E.R. — I Used to Know Her
DaBaby — Kirk
Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (WINNER!)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” (WINNER!)
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” (WINNER!)
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” (WINNER!)

DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
H.E.R. featuring YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale featuring Jeremih – “On Chill”

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Lizzo (WINNER!)

Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Summer Walker

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Chris Brown (WINNER!)

Jacquees
Anderson Paak
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER!)

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
DaBaby (WINNER!)

Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

BEST GROUP
Migos (WINNER!)

Chloe x Halle
City Girls
EarthGang
Griselda
Jackboys

BEST NEW ARTIST
Roddy Ricch (WINNER!)

DaniLeigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me” (WINNER!)

Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”

BET HER AWARD
Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” (WINNER!)

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Rapsody featuring PJ Morgan – “Afeni”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Teyana “Spike Lee” Taylor (WINNER!)

Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera

BEST MOVIE
Queen & Slim (WINNER!)

Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
The Lion King

BEST ACTRESS
Issa Rae (WINNER!)

Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya
Jennifer Lopez

BEST ACTOR
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER!)

Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Omari Hardwick
Will Smith

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Marsai Martin (WINNER!)

Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Simone Biles (WINNER!)

Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
LeBron James (WINNER!)

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

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