Nigerian sensation Burna Boy continues his winning streak, now securing a coveted Billboard Music Award, adding to his remarkable accolades.
The Grammy-winning artist was honored as the top Afrobeats act by Billboard in the United States, marking another significant milestone in his career.
In his acceptance speech on Sunday, Burna Boy dedicated the award “to Africa and every artist emerging from the continent.” He expressed gratitude and enthusiasm for the thriving music scene originating from Africa.
The introduction of the Afrobeats category by Billboard reflects the genre’s immense global appeal. Burna Boy, in a recorded video message, hinted at greater things to come, remarking that “the future’s bright” and promising a more extensive vision on the horizon.
Another Nigerian talent, Rema, also earned recognition at the awards ceremony, securing an award for his widely acclaimed track, “Calm Down.” The song has shattered multiple streaming and chart records, contributing to Rema’s rising prominence in the music industry.
In his acceptance speech for the best Afrobeats song award, Rema extended gratitude to his fans and emphasized the significance of the prize as “a celebration of unity and the worldwide dominance of Afrobeats.”