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Burna Boy Wins BET Awards 2020 Defeats Stormzy, Dave and Other International Acts, Making It Twice In A Row

For the Second time in a row Burna Boy emerges winner of the BET Best International Act 2020 Awards. Beating the likes of U.K acts; Dave and Stormzy who where big names the same category.

The BET 2020 Awards was held on the 28th of June 2020 virtually at L.A, Los Angeles, US which went Live in the early hours of Monday (29th, June around 2am) in Nigeria. Hosted by Amada Seales this year’s virtual award show saw performance from Summer Walker, Alicia Keys, Dababy, Jennifer Hudson, Lil Wanye, Roddy Ricch and other A list artist. Also with a special tribute performance for Kobe Bryant delivered by Lil Wanye.

Nigerians main focus of the BET Awards 2020 were of 2 categories; The ‘Best International Act‘ which had Burna Boy on it and ‘The Best New International Act‘ that had Rema nominated for Viewers choice. While Rema lost to Sha Sha from Zimbabwe, Burna Boy clinched first in his own category and brought home the BET Awards 20.

The Nigerian singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Rex popularly known as Burna Boy aka OluwaBurna was nominated alongside United Kingdom buzzing acts Dave and Stormzy, France finest singers; Ninho and S.Pri, DRC rave act- Innoss’B with South African’s Sho Madjozi for the BET 2020 Awards and claimed the titled once again. In 2019 he won the same category defeating Mr Eazi, AKA, Dave, Giggs, Dosseh and Aya Nakaruma. This made it a two time in a row wins for the African Giant.

In his acceptance speech which was done virtually he pointed out that now is the time for Africa to lead and dominate; ”Second time and I appreciate it. I will like to use this opportunity to say that sometime around 1835, there was admission to turn the nation of Africa into a dominated nation. Now is the time to return and go back to the royalty that we were because in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.

Full list of winners from the 2020 BET Awards held today. Winners in each category is printed in bold fonts.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lizzo — Cuz I Love You
Megan Thee Stallion — Fever
Beyoncé — Homecoming: The Live Album
H.E.R. — I Used to Know Her
DaBaby — Kirk
Roddy Ricch — Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial (WINNER!)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher” (WINNER!)
Doja Cat – “Say So”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

COCA-COLA VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance”
DaBaby – “Bop”
Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer” (WINNER!)
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
The Weeknd – “Heartless”

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown featuring Drake – “No Guidance” (WINNER!)

DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”
Future featuring Drake – “Life is Good”
H.E.R. featuring YG – “Slide”
Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign– “Hot Girl Summer”
Wale featuring Jeremih – “On Chill”

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Lizzo (WINNER!)

Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jhene Aiko
Kehlani
Summer Walker

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Chris Brown (WINNER!)

Jacquees
Anderson Paak
Khalid
The Weeknd
Usher

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Megan Thee Stallion (WINNER!)

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Lizzo
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
DaBaby (WINNER!)

Drake
Future
Lil Baby
Roddy Ricch
Travis Scott

BEST GROUP
Migos (WINNER!)

Chloe x Halle
City Girls
EarthGang
Griselda
Jackboys

BEST NEW ARTIST
Roddy Ricch (WINNER!)

DaniLeigh
Lil Nas X
Pop Smoke
Summer Walker
YBN Cordae

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Kirk Franklin – “Just for Me” (WINNER!)

Fred Hammond – “Alright”
John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez – “I Made It Out”
Kanye West – “Follow God”
PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary – “All In His Plan”
The Clark Sisters – “Victory”

BET HER AWARD
Beyoncé featuring Blue Ivy, WizKid & Saint Jhn – “Brown Skin Girl” (WINNER!)

Alicia Keys – “Underdog”
Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls & La La – “Melanin”
Layton Greene – “I Choose”
Lizzo featuring Missy Elliott – “Tempo”
Rapsody featuring PJ Morgan – “Afeni”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Teyana “Spike Lee” Taylor (WINNER!)

Benny Boom
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Director X
Eif Rivera

BEST MOVIE
Queen & Slim (WINNER!)

Bad Boys for Life
Dolemite Is My Name
Harriet
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
Just Mercy
The Lion King

BEST ACTRESS
Issa Rae (WINNER!)

Angela Bassett
Cynthia Erivo
Regina King
Tracee Ellis Ross
Zendaya
Jennifer Lopez

BEST ACTOR
Michael B. Jordan (WINNER!)

Billy Porter
Eddie Murphy
Forest Whitaker
Jamie Foxx
Omari Hardwick
Will Smith

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
Marsai Martin (WINNER!)

Alex Hibbert
Asante Blackk
Jahi Di’Allo Winston
Miles Brown
Storm Reid

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
Simone Biles (WINNER!)

Ajeé Wilson
Claressa Shields
Coco Gauff
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
LeBron James (WINNER!)

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Kawhi Leonard
Odell Beckham Jr.
Patrick Mahomes II
Stephen Curry

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Burna Boy (Nigeria) (WINNER!)

Innoss’B (DRC)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Dave (UK)
Stormzy (UK)
Ninho (France)
S.Pri Noir (France)

BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Sha Sha (Zimbabwe) (WINNER!)

Rema (Nigeria)
Celeste (UK)
Young T & Bugsey (UK)
Hatik (France)
Stacy (France)

 

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