BURNA BOY AND REMA WIN FIRST BILLBOARD AFRO BEATS AWARDS.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 20, 2023
Nigerian star Burna Boy now has a Billboard Music Award to add to his growing collection.
The singer, who won his first Grammy earlier this year, has been named the best Afrobeats act by Billboard in the US.
Burna dedicated the award to Africa and every artist coming out of Africa.
Fellow Nigerian artist Rema was also recognized at the event with a gong for his near-ubiquitous song Calm Down, which has smashed multiple streaming and chart records.
Accepting the award for best Afrobeats song, Rema thanked his fans and called the prize “a celebration of unity and the global domination of Afrobeats”.
Billboard is the latest body to add an Afrobeats category, reflecting the genre’s huge global popularity.