After having a super swell 2018, it is no big surprise to see the Afrobeat superstar emerge the winner in the category for the ”Best International act” at the just concluded BET awards. His journey to stardom hasn’t been an easy one, but late last year, the man of the moment broke the ice with mega hits like ‘Ye’, ‘gbona’, ‘On The Low’ and a couple of others.
His mother, Bose Ogulu, who doubles as his manager, has over time shown to be a strong believer in her sons music. And after many years of service as a dancer under the legend, Fela Kuti, it is right to think that mama Burna picked up a few useful lessons that has helped groomed her beloved son. Burna boy knows this and never seizes to flaunt how much he adores and appreciate her whenever the opportunity presents itself.
For some reason which his mom described as burna being too restless, she had to pick up the award on his behalf. she delivered what was a short but impactful acceptance speech, a reminiscent of comments made by Burna boy himself during an interview with “Sway in the morning” show back in April, 2019. Telling every African in the diaspora to ”remember you were first an African before any other thing”.