Burna Boy’s mother, Bose Ogulu got a rapturous response following an epic acceptance speech at the BET Awards on Monday.
The 2019 edition of the award which celebrates black people in film, music and arts, was held at the Microsoft Theatre in California.
Ogulu received her son’s award for ‘Best International Act’ and thereafter reminded the African-Americans to keep Africa in mind.
She said, “Thank you BET, Thank you Africa because that’s the constituency for which we got noticed in the first place.
“The message from Burna, I believe will be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else,”
The speech earned her a standing ovation and viral reactions on social media, especially from African-Americans who agreed with her statement.
Hollywood actress, Yvette Nicole-Brown @YNB know Twitter, wrote, “Wisdom from @BurnaBoy’s mother #ForTheCulture at the @BET Awards:
“Remember, you were African before you were anything else. #BurnaBoy”
@KLE1967 said, “I’m happy to hear that. That’s an important message.”
@Edice tweeted, “Mother was deep with that statement! I felt that.”
@DjSpinall: “Burna boy’s mum just gave the best speech I have ever heard at an award show!
@Comedynigeria: “Burna boy’s mom is articulate and extremely confident! The speech!
@Salimpedro38: “Thank u mama Burna for this wonderful message, the world has noticed you, you are a true champion.”
@Offiemusic: “I think I am officially a bigger fan of Burna boy’s mother than I am of him. The woman spews so much wisdom anytime she speaks. I honestly think she has more to give us as Africans than just a talented son and for that matter needs a platform to just speak her mind.”
@Peacoko34: “Brief and great speech by Mama Burna.”
@Wildebee: “Mama Burna just ended all the diaspora wars. They’re canceled.”
@IDreyy: “Content no be by talking plenty. Mama Burna didn’t even spend a minute on the mic, but she delivered the most powerful words.”
@Sisinaira: “Burna Boy won Best International Act at BET Awards, Mama Burna came to pick it up and gave a GOAT acceptance speech.
“Every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else’ That is class!
@Randzejude: “Congratulations to Africa’s finest Burna boy on winning the Best International Act at the BETAwards2019 last night. Mama Burna stole the show though.
@Kanzaabdul6: “Burna Boy your mama’s speech should have a place in the museum! Iconic.”
@Abdul: “Even if they didn’t introduce her as Mama Burna, all she had to do was open her mouth and speak. same facial expressions and all. And about the bars, now we see where you inherited the heavy ones you drop. Congrats big man Burna.”
NAN reports that Burna Boy’s mother has caught fan’s attention several times for her liveliness on stage, especially at shows and award ceremonies.
In January, she stole the show at the Soundcity MVP awards where her son clinched four awards, including the African Artist of the Year.
After appreciating producer, Phantom and Kanye West for the success of ‘Ye’, she told the crowd, “Expect more madness from Burnaboy this year.”