Nominated for the Best International Act and Best African Act categories, the African Giant beat strict competition from Beyonce, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Jack Harlow, Jazmine Sullivan, Skillibeng, Summer Walker and Tems to win the prestigious Best International Act award.
He also beat country fellows including Tems, Ckay, Asakay, Omah Lay, Fireboy DML, Oxlade, Pheelz, Rema and South African Kabza De Small to win the Best African Act award.
Reacting to the news, Burna Boy who is currently in Zurich for his show wrote;
“Thank you @MOBOAwards ! I wish I could be there but I am in Zurich for my show today . Big love to @KanyaKing and everyone who work hard to make the mobo awards a success.”
Thank you so much @MOBOAwards for the Two Awards!!!
Best International Act 2022 &
Best African Music Act 2022
sorry I couldn’t be there.
Thank you to all my fans and those that voted #LOVEDAMINI pic.twitter.com/mN6E7xIcIL
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) November 30, 2022
With a huge presence in the UK and eventually becoming a household name globally, Burn Boy his 2023 Love, Damini London Stadium show; a concert that’ll make him the first-ever African artist to headline a UK stadium.
Announcing the news, Burna says: “London Stadium is going to be my fairground! I’ve been told that I couldn’t achieve anything because of where I came from, I hope this can show people that when you have a dream it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, your dream can come true.
“This is going to be legendary, it’s history and I can’t wait for you all to be a part of that.”
Recently, Burna played headline shows to sold-out crowds at Wembley Arena, in November 2019, and at The O2 Arena, in London in August 2021.