Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burnaboy, a Nigerian musician, was awarded Best International Act at the 2023 edition of the Black Entertainment Television Awards, also known as BET.
The musician known as “African Giant” won the most coveted accolade at the BET Awards, despite heavy competition from a number of other artists including Ayra Starr, Central Cee, and Stormzy.
Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu, was present when it was revealed that he had won; nonetheless, she was the one who accepted the prize on his behalf. Burna Boy was present for the entire concert.
Bunaboy has achieved tremendous success in recent years.
His 2022 album “Love, Damini” was a worldwide sensation, and he had previously won a BET Award in the same category in both 2019 and 2021. In the year 2022, he released an album titled “Love, Damini.”
Aya Nakamura, Ayra Starr, Central Cee, Ella Mai, K.O., L7nnon, Stormzy, Tiakola, and Uncle Waffles are among those who have expressed interest in the post. There were several more applications.
In 2021, Yemi Osibanjo, who had previously served as Vice President, commended him, saying he “took the industry by storm.”
Burnaboy and Wizkid are two Nigerian musicians who recently performed at a Grammy Awards celebration. The performances of these artistes, according to US Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have completely shaken up the entertainment business.
According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Vice President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice President made a remark in a speech delivered at the debut of the Lagos-based studio called Ogidi Studios, which is owned by the Temple Company. The speech was delivered at the studio’s premiere.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the remark, which was titled “How the Buhari administration is supporting the growth of the entertainment industry, by Osinbajo.”
“Burnaboy and Wizkid took the entertainment industry by storm on March 14, 2021, winning the Grammy Awards and establishing themselves as two of the best musicians in the world,” according to a news item from the day.
According to reports, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said, “Burnaboy won in the category of ‘Best Global Music Album’ for his ‘Twice as Tall’ album, and Wizkid, the real star boy, won in the category of Best Music Video for his feature in the song ‘Brown Skin Girl.'”
Osinbajo was also quoted as saying that the current administration has launched a number of initiatives in recent years to capitalize on the tremendous potentials in the country’s entertainment industry. This was indicated in the citation provided by Osinbajo. These efforts were mentioned in the citation provided before.
The Federal Government handed over management of the National Theatre to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers’ Committee during the previous year (2020),” he said. The Bankers’ Committee has pledged twenty-five billion Nigerian naira (N25 billion) for the construction of the Nigeria Creative Centre at the National Theatre in Lagos. The utilization of this quantity would constitute the project’s initial funding.
“The Creative Industry Funds Initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which provides financial assistance to the technology and creative sectors in exchange for low interest rates, will be beneficial to the sector,”
According to the report, “the Bank of Industry, in collaboration with the National Council for Arts and Culture, has also developed a N300 million loan package for the creative sector.” This loan package provides funding to the sector at interest rates in the single digits over a four to five-year period.
The Vice President made this statement while discussing the benefits that have accrued as a result of the regime’s constant and focused efforts over the years. He was referring to the fact that both the industry and the country are now better positioned to profit from the entire value chain.