Burna Boy Wins Best International Act At BET Awards 2020

By Josh | Jaitrends

Nigeria’s Burna Boy was celebrated by Naomi Campbell as he won the 2020 BET awards for Best International Act for the second consecutive year, while Zimbabwe’s sha sha  won the Best New International Act award

The Nigerian singer beat out Innoss’B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France), and S.Pri Noir (France).

He scooped the gong at the first-ever virtual BET Awards which held on Sunday night.


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The event, hosted by former Real co-host Amanda Seales was also the 20th-anniversary of BET.

It was aired simultaneously via ViacomCBS networks.

British supermodel, Naomi Campbell presented the Best International Act award to Burna Boy.

Like the other artists, Burna gave his acceptance speech virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

BET Awards join numerous other events which had to hold virtually due to the epidemic and stay at home orders.

Safe distancing measures continue to exist as things gradually begin to return to normal in countries like China and some parts of Europe.

However, the United States has starting seeing a second coronavirus wave in states like Florida and Texas.

Burna after the win said:

“Thank you very much BET — second time, I appreciate it.

I’ll like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was a mission to turn Africa (the nation of Africa) into a dominated nation.

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.

Thank you very much.

I appreciate it.”

List of all the BET Awards winners and categories won:


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (WINNER!)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” (WINNER!)

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” (WINNER!)

BEST COLLABORATION

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

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Lizzo (WINNER!)

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Chris Brown (WINNER!)

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER!)

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

DaBaby (WINNER!)

BEST GROUP

Migos (WINNER!)

BEST NEW ARTIST

Roddy Ricch (WINNER!)

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me” (WINNER!)

BET HER AWARD

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

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Teyana “Spike Lee” Taylor (WINNER!)

BEST MOVIE

Queen & Slim (WINNER!)

BEST ACTRESS

Issa Rae (WINNER!)

BEST ACTOR

Michael B. Jordan (WINNER!)

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Marsai Martin (WINNER!)

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Simone Biles (WINNER!)

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

LeBron James (WINNER!)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER!)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) (WINNER!)

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