If there is one thing we are certain of about Burna Boy's mother, it is that she is a firm believer in Africa and her son's music. It is also clear that the woman who some argue was Fela Anikulapo's dancer is a radical believer in the African spirit that Fela preached.
At the 2019 BET Awards, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi were the two nominated for the Best International Act which Burna won and was received by his mother. The award which was presented to him by Chrissy Teigen and Nigerian-American, Neyo.
Mama Burna as she is fondly called gave a shoutout to Africans before saying, "Remember that you were Africans before you became anything else."
Take a look:
We love our International Family ❤️ Congrats @burnaboy! #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/aUULrm66DB
- #BETAwards (@BETAwards) June 24, 2019
This statement has since generated a positive response even from the artiste himself
Mama burna for president !!! The woman de drop bars ✊🏽 https://t.co/6fn77KalUH
- Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 24, 2019
Mama Burna is a mood. An attitude. A way of life. Glory!!!
- Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) June 24, 2019
Mama Burna was tranna go home😂😂😂 walked off that stage like: #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/T85Q0juzbw
- Ken Tingz👑 (@DeTingz) June 24, 2019
Burna's Mom is always on pointtt
- sheyi (@Sheyi_I) June 24, 2019
Clearly we need more mothers up here accepting awards.
Shouts to Burna Boy's mother. #BETAwards
- S.♡ (@XsReBelle) June 24, 2019
"Burna Live": It's 2 am, Where is Burna Boy?