Burna Boy And Rema Win First Billboard Afrobeats Awards

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Nigerian sensation Burna Boy has recently added a Billboard Music Award to his ever-expanding collection.

The talented singer, who already secured his first Grammy earlier this year, has now been recognized as the top Afrobeats artist by Billboard in the United States.

During his acceptance speech on Sunday, he dedicated this achievement to Africa and all the artists emerging from the continent.

“This is dedicated to Africa and every artist coming out of Africa now,” he said accepting the award on Sunday.

Billboard’s inclusion of an Afrobeats category acknowledges the immense global popularity of this genre.

Billboard has recently introduced a new category for Afrobeats, acknowledging the immense global popularity of this genre.

In a video message, Burna Boy expressed his optimism for the future, stating that this is just the beginning and that the complete vision will soon be revealed.

Another Nigerian artist, Rema, was also honored at the event for his widely recognized song “Calm Down,” which has achieved remarkable success in terms of streaming and chart performance.

Upon receiving the award for the best Afrobeats song, Rema expressed gratitude towards his fans and referred to the prize as a “a celebration of unity and the global domination of Afrobeats”.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.