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Afrobeat Singer, Burna Boy Wins Best International Act At The 2019 BET Awards || See Full List Of Winners

Burna Boy has won the award for Best International Act at the BET 2019 awards.

The Afrobeat singer was nominated alongside other world superstars in
the category including Mr Eazi, but got the nod ahead of them as he
came out top, winning the gong.

His mother and manager, Bose Ogulu collected the award on his behalf
and gave an acceptance speech in which she delievered a message to every
black person seated in the hall.

She said; “Thank you very much BET, thank you, Africa. That is
the constituency for which we got noticed. The message from Burna would
be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans
before you became anything else.”

Burna Boy now joins the list of other Nigerian superstars who have won the award. The likes of 2face, Davido, Wizkid etc.

See Full list of winners below:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

WINNER: Beyoncé

Ella Mai




Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson .Paak

WINNER: Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Chris Brown

John Legend


Best Group

Chloe X Halle

City Girls

Lil Baby & Gunna


The Carters

Best Collaboration

21 Savage Ft. J. Cole — “A Lot”

Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”

Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”

H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller — “Could’ve Been”

WINNER: Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”

Tyga Ft. Offset — “Taste”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage


J. Cole

Meek Mill

WINNER: Nipsey Hussle

Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist


Kash Doll


Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Video of the Year

21 Savage — “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”

Cardi B — “Money”

Cardi B & Bruno Mars — “Please Me”

WINNER: Childish Gambino — “This Is America”

Drake — “Nice for What”

The Carters — “Apes–t”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Hype Williams

WINNER: Karena Evans

Best New Artist


City Girls

Juice Wrld

WINNER: Lil Baby

Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell — “All of My Life”

Fred Hammond — “Tell Me Where It Hurts”

Kirk Franklin — “Love Theory”

WINNER: Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen — “Blessing Me Again”

Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin — “Never Alone”

Best International Act

Aka (South Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

WINNER: Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Dave (UK)

Dosseh (France)

Giggs (UK)

Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act

Headie One (UK)

Jokair (France)

Nesly (France)

Octavian (UK)

WINNER: Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

Teni (Nigeria)

Best Actress

Issa Rae

Regina Hall

WINNER: Regina King

Taraji P. Henson

Tiffany Haddish

Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Mahershala Ali

WINNER: Michael B. Jordan

Omari Hardwick

YoungStars Award

Caleb Mclaughlin

Lyric Ross

WINNER: Marsai Martin

Michael Rainey Jr.

Miles Brown

Best Movie

WINNER: Blackkklansman

Creed 2

If Beale Street Could Talk

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

The Hate U Give

Sportswoman of the Year

Allyson Felix

Candace Parker

Naomi Osaka

WINNER: Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Durant

Lebron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

WINNER: Stephen Curry

Tiger Woods

Album of the Year

Travis Scott — Astroworld

Meek Mill — Championships

Ella Mai — Ella Mai

The Carters — Everything Is Love

WINNER: Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin — “I Like It”

Childish Gambino — “This Is America”

Drake — “In My Feelings”

WINNER: Ella Mai — “Trip”

J. Cole — “Middle Child”

Travis Scott Ft. Drake — “Sicko Mode”

Bet Her Award

Alicia Keys — “Raise a Man”

Ciara — “Level Up”

WINNER: H.E.R. — “Hard Place”

Janelle Monáe — “Pynk”

Queen Naija — “Mama’s Hand”

Teyana Taylor — “Rose in Harlem”

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