Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mum, got her self trending after her comment while receiving the BET award on behalf of her son earlier today.
Burna Boy won the award for Best International Act at the 2019 BET Awards that held last night.
Though he was at the event with his girlfriend, Stefflon Don, he wasn’t available when it was time to receive his award so his mum went on his behalf.
“He must be the most restless person I ever met, because he was here right now,” Burna’s mother said of her son as she accepted his award.
She then gave a short acceptamce speech that was so powerful and moved everyone present.
Speaking with grace and poise, she said: “Thank you very much BET. Thank you Africa. Because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place. And the message from Burna, I believe, would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.
At this point, a loud cheer went up in the venue.
“Thank you,” she concluded, lifting the award plaque and left the stage.
Watch the video below:
— BET (@BET) June 24, 2019
Consequently, this comment has generated a lot of reaction as music lovers have taken to their Twitter handles to hail her for such an amazing speech.
Mama Burna is making waves this morning. She’s gonna bring fane and glory to her and her son. Exceptional woman
— Carmel_Amazon (@AmazonCarmel) June 24, 2019
Burna Boy wins bet award.
Wizkid fans : burna boy is not better than wizkid. He is better than davido!! But not wizzy.
Let burna boy shine please. 🙄Na turn by turn. Congratulations to Burna Boy and Mama Burna.🎉 pic.twitter.com/poCBaJbGZO
— jessica clark 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@strawapril) June 24, 2019
Happy Birthday Lionel Messi 🎉
From Mama burna and all of us💞💕 pic.twitter.com/vTq0wsyKlW
— UnSerious Genius™ (@temillary) June 24, 2019
— RABAH_DESIGN (@PASCALPAKO) June 24, 2019
— OG FOR LIFE (@OGFORLIFE1) June 24, 2019
So mama burna and davido has the same number of bet awards…… pic.twitter.com/WRVW87eYk1
— angel Malaika 😇 (@534Dahkeed) June 24, 2019
Burna Boy is an African Giant. Very well deserved award. Let’s not Forget Mama Burna didn’t just represent Burna but also represented Africa in her speech. Burna Family is 🔥🔥 #BETAwards
— DREYLO (@Drey_Lo) June 24, 2019
— Curate Malawi (@CurateMalawi) June 24, 2019