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
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
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” (WINNER!)
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Chris Brown (WINNER!)
BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER!)
BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
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!)
Queen & Slim (WINNER!)
Issa Rae (WINNER!)
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER!)
Marsai Martin (WINNER!)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Simone Biles (WINNER!)
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
LeBron James (WINNER!)
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) (WINNER!)
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