You Were Africans Before You Became Anything Else — Mama Burna

Bose Ogulu, the mother of Nigerian Afrofusion singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy, delivered what could be tagged a “powerful speech” at the BET Awards.

Mp3naij reports that the 2019 BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, United States of America (USA) on Sunday, June 23 with Burna Boy emerging as the “Best International Act”.

Speaking while receiving the awards on behalf of her son, Mama Burna reminded the audience of their historical background.

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Mama Burna stressed in her speech that every black person must remember that they were Africans before anything else.

Every black person must remember that you were Africans before anything else,” Mama Burna said.

ICYMI: The moment @burnaboy was announced as winner of the @betawards Best International Act #BETAwards. Big love mama Burna ❤️

— MTV Base West (@MTVBaseWest) June 24, 2019

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Updated: June 25, 2019 — 12:36 pm

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