Nigerian singer and songwriter, Burna Boy has been announced the winner for the category of the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2021.
He sets record as the first African musician to win this category in three consecutive successions. Burna Boy first won the award in 2019, and the second win being in 2020 during the COVID Lockdown.
The award which took place on the 27th of June 2021 had other top international acts in the category including Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Wizkid (Nigeria), Young T & Bugsey (UK) and Youssoupha (France).
A list of winners at the 2021 BET Awards, which aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Video of the year: Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
Best female R&B/pop artist: H.E.R.
Best male R&B/pop artist: Chris Brown
Best female hip-hop artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Best male hip-hop artist: Lil Baby
Best new artist: Giveon
Best group: Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
Best collaboration: Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”
Album of the year: Jazmine Sullivan, “Heaux Tales”
Viewer’s Choice Award: Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé, “Savage (Remix)”
Lifetime Achievement Award: Queen Latifah
Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational Award: Kirk Franklin, “Strong God”
BET HER Award: SZA, “Good Days”
Video director of the year: Bruno Mars and Florent Déchard
Best actress: Andra Day
Best actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best movie: “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Youngstars award: Marsai Martin
Sportswoman of the year: Naomi Osaka
Sportsman of the year: LeBron James
Best international act: Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Viewer’s choice — best new international act: Bree Runway (UK) The Associated Press