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Burna Boy beats Diamond Platnumz, wins BET Best International Act Award for the third time

Burna Boy beats Diamond Platnumz, wins BET Best International Act Award for the third time

Nigerian singer and songwriter Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the 2021 BET Best International Act Award.

This is the third time in a row that the 29-year-old rapper bagged the award after being crowned the title in 2019 and 2020.

The other nominees for the title included Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Wizkid (Nigeria), Young T & Bugsey (UK), Aya Nakamura (France), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), and Youssoupha (France).

In March this year, the On the Low hitmaker bagged his first Grammy Award after winning the Best Global Music Album for Twice As Tall at the Premiere Ceremony of the 63rd Grammy Awards.

Hours after Burna Boy won the award, East Africa’s Diamond Platnumz took to his Instagram and thanked his fellow Tanzanians for their immense support.

The singer said he was grateful that Tanzania was mentioned as one of the countries with good musicians following his nomination.

“Kupitia tuzo hii nimeona ni kias gani watanzania tuna umoja, upendo na kuthamini vya kwetu...Nawashkuru sana kila mmoja wenu kwa Upendo mkubwa mlionionesha...Nifaraja kuona Dunia inapotaja nchi zenye Wanamuziki bora Tanzania inatajwa, ni jambo la Kumshukuru Mungu....Na naamini wakati mwingine Tutaibeba...nitafarijika kesho na kesho kutwa msanii mwingine pia akiwa katika jambo la kuwakilisha Taifa tumpe nguvu kama mlionipa.... sis ni #SwahiliNation sisi ni Taifa la Waswahili,” wrote Diamond in his post.