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Burna Boy Trounces Diamond, Wizkid To Win BET Award

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Nigerian Star Burna Boy has emerged the winner at the 2021 Bet Awards.

Burna Boy beat Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania), Youssoupha(France), Emicida (Brazil), Aya Nakamura (France), Headie One (UK) Young T&Bugsey (UK) and fellow Nigerian Wizkid to take home the coveted award.

It brings his tally to three BET Awards (Best International Act).

Burna Bpy first clinched the Award in 2019, 2020 and now in 2021.

It seems it is Burna Boy’s time as good fortune follows him.

In March 2021 he became the first Nigerian artist to grab a Grammy for his Album ‘Twice As Tall’.

A few days ago, American rapper and entrepreneur P. Diddy hosted Burna Boy at his home in what is rumored to be collaboration in the offing.

Diamond’s loss at BET Awards comes barely weeks after a petition arose from Tanzanians in a bid to kick him out from the competition.

He was the only representative from East Africa.

Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo was the first to win a BET Award in 2015(International Viewers Choice) followed by Tanzania’s Rayvanny in 2017 (Best New International  Award – Viewers Choice).

The 2021 BET Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday which was hosted by actress Taraji P Henson.

Story By Steve Osaka.


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