Nigerian multiple-award winning musician, Damini Ogulu otherwise known as Burna Boy won the award for Best International Act at the 2023 edition of Black Entertainment Awards, BET, which took place on Sunday night at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, USA.
Burna Boy achieved the feat over his country woman, Ayra Starr, Tiakola and Uncle Waffles Central Cee, Aya Nakamura L7nnon, Ella Mai, K.O and Stormzy.
Nigeria’s Tems on the other hand got an award in the Best Collaboration category for her input on the Grammy award-winning song, “Wait For U” with Future and Drake.
Top winners at the prestigious awards were Beyoncé and SZA who won three times, including sharing the Album of the Year Award.
While SZA also took home best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Video of the Year for “Kill Bill,” Beyonce’s “Break My Soul” won both the Viewers Choice Award and the BET Her Award.
The awards for this year celebrated 50 years of Hip-Hop, with Busta Rhymes receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tina Turner who passed on a few weeks ago was specially celebrated with an honorary performance by Patti Labelle who goofed while performing Turner’s song, “Simply the Best”. She forgot the lyrics at some point.
For many, it was heartwarming to see Chris Brown and Usher sharing the best Male R&B/Pop Artist awards for the night.
Also, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a Disney/ Marvel’s movie, won Best Movie, just as Angela Bassett who featured in it won Best Actress. Damson Idris collected the gong for the Best Actor Award.
Nigeria’s Davido was not left out as he gave an almost perfect performance for the BET audience who could hardly get enough of him.