Burna Boy, a popular Nigerian musician, was named Best International Act at the recent BET Awards.
Burnaboy and Wizkid have already been nominated for the 2021 Bet Awards, according to Metro Times.
The Awards’ organizers announced nominations for the 2021 awards on their official Instagram account.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known as Wizkid, and Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy, were nominated for the best “International Act” category, along with several other international artists.
“We are thrilled to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 ‘BETAwards,’ safely back to Los Angeles to honor this year’s extraordinary lineup of nominees,” the statement reads.
However, Burna received the award for the Best International act.
Speaking after receiving the award, Burnaboy revealed that he was grateful even though it was his third time winning the award.
He noted that it hasn’t been easy but there was no going back.
“I just want to give thanks to God who has made this possible. I also want to thank my mama and the whole management crew who work effortlessly with me.
“This is my third one, back to back it’s not been easy but we aren’t stopping here. I also want to thank the BET management crew for this beautiful award,” he said.