Burna Boy and Rema win inaugural Billboard Afrobeats awards
The rising sensation of Nigeria, Burna Boy, has now expanded his collection of awards with a Billboard Music Award.
The singer was dubbed the finest Afrobeats act in the US by Billboard, and he earned his first Grammy earlier this year.
He declared, "This is dedicated to Africa and every artist coming out of Africa now," when he accepted the prize on Sunday.
In light of the growing global popularity of Afrobeats, Billboard is the latest organization to introduce a category for the genre.
Burna Boy stated in a prerecorded video message that "the future's bright... You will soon see the entire concept, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Rema, a fellow Nigerian musician, was also honored with a gong at the ceremony for his almost universally popular song Calm Down, which has broken numerous streaming and chart records.
Rema thanked his supporters and referred to the honor as "a celebration of unity and the global domination of Afrobeats" when he accepted the best Afrobeats song trophy on Sunday.