.. Rema loses
Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the 2020 BET best international act award.
The ‘African Giant’ won it for the second time in two years.
In 2019, he floored Teni Makanaki and Mr. Eazi to win the coveted category in the award, but this time it was Innoss’B (DRC), Sho Madjozi (South Africa) Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France) and S.Pri Noir (France).
Hosted by former Real co-host Amanda Seales, the ceremony took place in the early hours of Monday.
The 2020 edition is the first-ever virtual BET Awards.
This year’s show, which also aired on CBS and BET Her, boasts powerful performances from some of the biggest acts in music, including Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Nas, Questlove, and Usher.
However, Naomi Campbell presented the Best International Act #BETAwards 20 to Burna Boy.
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However, the fast rising Nigerian hip hop rapper and Afro beats singer, Rema lost out in the’Best New International Act”.
The award was won by Sha Sha from Zimbabwe.
Hosted by Insecure star Amanda Seales, the show is being presented virtually from Los Angeles, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
All the winners
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) — WINNER
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
S.Pri Noir (France)
VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) — WINNER
Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Simone Biles — WINNER
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
LeBron James — WINNER
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
BET HER AWARD
Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Beyonce Ft. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” — WINNER
Ciara Ft. Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo Ft. Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Rapsody Ft. PJ Morton – “Afeni”
BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
Megan Thee Stallion — WINNER
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown Ft. Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled Ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” — WINNER
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion Ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign – “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Lizzo — WINNER