- Burna Boy was named the best Afrobeats act by Billboard in the US.
- He dedicated the award to Africa
Nigerian music stars Burna Boy and Rema made history at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, as they became the first-ever winners of the Afrobeats awards.
The awards recognise remarkable achievements in music, considering factors such as album and digital song sales, streaming numbers, radio airplay, touring success and social engagement.
Burna Boy emerged victorious in the “Top Afrobeats Artist “category, beating out stiff competition from Wizkid, Tems, and Rema, he dedicated the award to Africa
“This is dedicated to Africa and every artiste coming out of Africa, this is for you and yeah man the future is bright”
Rema also went home with an award as he won the “Top Afrobeats Song” category for his global hit ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez.
Morgan Wallen was the top winner of the night with 11 awards, while Taylor Swift became the biggest female winner with 10 prizes.