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Burna Boy, Rema win big at Billboard Music Award

Nigerian international superstars Davido, Burna Boy, Asake, Olamide, and Ayra Starr have all earned nominations for the 2024 Grammy Awards. Photo: Radio Nigeria Archive

Nigerian music star Burna Boy has won the ”Best Afrobeats Acts” Billboard Music Award.

Burna Boy, who won his first Grammy earlier this year, dedicated the latest award in his collection to Africa and every artist coming out of the region.

Billboard is the latest body to add an Afrobeats category, reflecting the genre’s global popularity.

Speaking in a recorded video, the award winner assured his fans that many good things are still coming.

Another Nigerian music superstar, Rema, also won an award for the ”best Afrobeats song” for his record-breaking song ”Calm Down”, which has smashed multiple streaming and chart records.

Accepting the award, Rema thanked his fans for their support, describing the prize as “a celebration of unity and the global dominance of Afrobeats”.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade