A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the speech delivered by Bose Ogulu, the mother of Nigerian Afrofusion singer and songwriter, Damini Ogulu, better known by his stage name Burna Boy, at the BET Awards.
Naija News reports that the 2019 BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, United States of America (USA) on Sunday, June 23 with Burna Boy emerging as the “Best International Act”.
Speaking while receiving the awards on behalf of her son, Mama Burna reminded the audience of their historical background.
Mama Burna stressed in her speech that every black person must remember that they were Africans before anything else.
“Every black person must remember that you were Africans before anything else,” Mama Burna said.
Moments after Mama Burna delivered a “powerful speech” at the BET Awards, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to praise Mama Burna.
Naija News captured some reactions below…
— MTV Base West (@MTVBaseWest) June 24, 2019
I was wondering where burna got it all from
Give it up for mama burna!??pic.twitter.com/ZbhtUAOcza
— Lamarr ❁ (@lamarr______) June 24, 2019
— Slay Papa ?? (@TweetAtAustin) June 24, 2019
— Farawe Kehinde (@farawe_kehinde) June 24, 2019
Mama Burna is a mood. An attitude. A way of life. Glory!!!
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) June 24, 2019
— LAD McLOY (@ladmcloy) June 24, 2019
I learnt my lessons: always good to stay behind and backup. Remember you were Africans before you became something else, mama burna. Congrats African Giant Burna Boy #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/1d3bEwbR0G
— Sokay Ossom (@ossomsokay) June 24, 2019
I still don't get the hype in what mama Burna said. It's just basic. pic.twitter.com/1SNdqPcqNe
— SympliVictor (@ItsGVictor) June 24, 2019
“You were Africans before you became anything else.” – Mama Burna
— Danny Uchay #AFCON2019 (@dannyuchay) June 24, 2019
Everywhere Stew ..
But, only Mama Burna prepares the right type of Stew ? for her son Burna Boy @burnaboy the African Giant, and she welcomes Everyone to join in it's called the "African Stew" you might lose your Tongue to it ?
— Jovi Edgal (@EdgalJovi) June 24, 2019
That's the speech of the Year for me! https://t.co/yhelCNSFOM
— The Story Teller (@VicksManuell) June 24, 2019
Mama Burna sure knows how to redirect attention to her son…
— Former Slay Queen (@DutchessOfUyo) June 24, 2019
— Commissioner for Dodo and Coca-Cola Affairs (@Mrtybaba) June 24, 2019
— RABAH_DESIGN (@PASCALPAKO) June 24, 2019