For the third time since 2019, Burna Boy has won an award detailing the quality of his act on the international scene with his latest achievement at the BET AWARDS 2021 coming after his Grammy-award win for World Best Music Album in March.
Otherwise known as Damini Ebunoluwa, Burna Boy bagged the Best International Act award at the event to add up to his list of multiple awards competing against Wizkid, Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), and Emicida (Brazil).
The award event was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with 6-time BET Best actress winner, Taraji P. Henson, as host.
Other awardees at the event include Megan Thee Stallion who carted away four categories in Best Female Hip-Hop Artist; Video of the Year, Best Collaboration for ‘WAP’ through her duet with Cardi B; and a Viewer’s Choice Award for “Savage (Remix)” through her 2020 track with Beyoncé; Queen Latifah bagged the Lifetime award and actor Chadwick Boseman posthumously won the award for the Best Actor while a tribute was given to the late rap legend, DMX.
Presented annually, the BET Awards is an American award show established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over a given year.