Burna Boy, the acclaimed Nigerian music sensation, has once again demonstrated his unrivaled talent by securing the prestigious International Act of the Year award at the recently concluded 2023 BET Awards ceremony.
This grand event, held on Sunday night at the illustrious Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, served as a jubilant commemoration of 50 years of hip-hop.
With this latest triumph, Burna Boy has achieved an astonishing feat, emerging victorious in the Best International Act category for the fourth time. Prior to his resounding victory in 2023, he initially clinched the award in 2019, followed by consecutive wins in 2020 and 2021.
Burna Boy was in a competition with 9 other great musical lumanaries but managed to pull the victory over them. Among the notable contenders were Aya Nakamura from France, Ayra Starr from Nigeria, Central Cee from the UK, Ella Mai from the UK, Ko from South Africa, L7nnon from Brazil, Stormzy from the UK, Tiakola from France, and Uncle Waffles from Swaziland.
Best International Act
Aya Nakamura (France)
Ayra Starr (Nigeria)
Burna Boy (Nigeria) WINNER
Central Cee (UK)
Ella Mai (UK)
Ko (South Africa)
Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)
Moreover, Burna Boy’s exceptional musical prowess also garnered him a nomination in the highly coveted Viewer’s Choice Award, with his mesmerizing track “Last Last.” However, it was the incomparable Beyoncé who ultimately claimed victory with her soul-stirring anthem, “Break My Soul.” Similarly, in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist category, Burna Boy found himself nominated alongside esteemed singers Usher and Chris Brown, both of whom shared the honors, as the two great artistes were both tied for the award.
2023 BET Awards Winners: For a comprehensive list of all the esteemed winners at the 2023 BET Awards, I invite you to explore the complete lineup below, and bear witness to the astounding talent showcased on that remarkable evening.