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Mama Burna takes centre stage over iconic speech at BET Awards



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Bose Ogulu, mother of Burna Boy, Nigerian Afro-fusion sensation, has earned the praise of fans on social media for her acceptance speech at the 2019 edition of the BET Awards.
TheCable reports that the ‘Ye’ singer had bagged the BET award for Best International Act, and Mama Burna — as she is fondly called by Twitter users — took to the stage to deliver the acceptance speech on his behalf.
“Thank you BET, Thank you, Africa, because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place,” she said.

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“The message from Burna, I believe will be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else.”
Thrilled by her speech, the gifted singer took to Twitter to hail his mum.


The iconic speech has since generated a positive response on Twitter.

“Mama Burna words at the BET concerning Africa was an inspiration We love you and we will stand by your Son @burnaboy,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Mama Burna won my heart and my soul with a single sentence. Congratulations Burna Boy, #BETAwards 2019 winner,” another user wrote.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:



Mama Burna words at the BET concerning Africa was an inspiration
We love you and we will stand by your Son @burnaboy

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Mama Burna won my heart and my soul with a single sentence.

Congratulations Burna Boy, 2019 winner

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Honestly Mama burna deserves an award, an epic award of one of the best speech in the BET AWARDS so far in history @burnaboy ... God bless mothers and god bless we blacks

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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 🔥🔥

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She saved the day for Burna Boy! Best momager ever! Bose Ogulu deserves a degree in delivering acceptance speeches.

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Announcers: And the award goes to Burna Boy!!!

Mama burna: Where is that boy again, he was here just now oo🤦🏽‍♀️

Burna Boy Somewhere in the arena>>>>>>>

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The should be the highest honour for every black music artist out there, and not the Grammy's cos, according to Mama Burna and @burnaboy, we are first Africans before we become anything else.

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Mama Burna said he must be the most restless person I know, he was here right now.

Someone said Burna and Stefflondon sharply go do quickie.
Y'all need Jesus 😂😂

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Thank you Mama Burna Boy. There’s no such thing as African-American. It’s not a legal word. It was invented by Jesse Jackson in 1988 to give blacks the illusion they are Americans. That Term “African-American” is very misleading. 1/4 https://twitter.com/burnaboy/status/1143056170346827777 

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Even at that, burna mum shoes that she reads book.
Infact I've just been corrected, that in Chimamanda's book it wasn't exactly the same quote, just something similar. Mama Burna's quote stands unique! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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This Wole Soyinka story is a battle of culture and civilization! Both are right, depends on which sides you on 🤷‍♂️

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Imagine if all African kids had a “Mama Burna” to support them and believe in their vision.

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