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Burna Boy Wins ‘Best African Act’ Award At 2019 MTV EMAs

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

The "Ye" hitmaker, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, best known as Burna Boy, has been announced as the winner of the Best African Act award at the 2019 MTV EMAs.

Burna Boy has been feeding off his major break into the international scene in 2018 and the release of his 'African Giant' album in 2019.

The self-proclaimed African Giant who was nominated alongside fellow Nigerian, Teni the Entertainer, South Africa's Prince Kaybee and Nasty C, Harmonize from Tanzania and Togo's duo, Too Fan, laid claim to the prestigious award which was held in Seville, Spain, on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

With his 2019 MTV EMA win, Burna Boy joins the elite list of Nigerian artistes who have managed to win the much-coveted international honour. Past Nigerian winners of the MTV EMA Best African Act award include 2Baba, D'Banj, Tiwa Savage and Davido.

Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International, Mr Alex Okosi, had high praises for Burna Boy on his recent achievements.

"African music continues to make significant contributions to global entertainment and culture. We are proud of and congratulate Burna Boy from Nigeria for winning the Best Africa Act at the 2019 MTV EMA which showcases and celebrates the best talent from the world," Okosi stated.

Last year, Burna Boy won all major awards at the Sound City Awards. He also won the Song of the Year and African and Nigerian Act of the year at the Afrima awards. He claimed the Best International Act and now he has won the MTV EMA Best African Act at the BET Awards.