Burna Boy scoops third consecutive best international act BET
29 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment
Nigeria's Burna Boy bagged his third consecutive best international act statue at the BET awards.
The iconic show, which honoured an incredible and inspiring line-up of artists, entertainers and cultural icons across more than 20 categories, was hosted by Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, film-maker, and philanthropist Taraji P Henson and aired live on Monday morning on BET Africa (DStv channel 129).
This year’s extraordinary show highlighted the absolute best in entertainment and culture with stunning performances and appearances by the biggest names across television, film, and music.
“What an unforgettable night of celebrating black culture, black excellence and black girl magic from trailblazing black women across the globe. Congratulations to our 2021 BET Awards winners,” Monde Twala, senior VP of ViacomCBS Networks Africa and Peer Lead BET International, said.
“The best international act and viewer's choice - best new international act categories have, over the years, honoured outstanding achievements of some of the most talented international acts from across the world. Now in its 21st year, the BET Awards continues to showcase black excellence and shine a light on culture.”
Celebration of black culture
Expressing his excitement after being announced the winner at the BET Awards, Burna Boy said: “This is my 3rd BET best international act award back to back. Love BET and there’s no stopping”.
This year’s awards were proclaimed as the ‘Year of the Black Woman’ to celebrate and honour their immense impact on the culture. The ceremony was an unforgettable celebration of black culture, love, joy and pride.