Nigerian Grammy-winning artist Burna Boy faced disappointment at the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards held at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 3.
Despite receiving seven nominations, Burna Boy failed to secure any wins during the broadcast on Tuesday night, October 10.
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The self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ lost in several key categories, including Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, and Best Live Performer of the Year, with these accolades going to American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Burna Boy also missed out on Hustler of the Year, which was awarded to 50 Cent, and Best Collaboration of the Year for ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World,’ where Lil Durk and J. Cole’s ‘All My Life’ claimed victory.
Additionally, Burna Boy faced losses in the Best Hip Hop Video category for ‘Sittin’ On Top Of The World’ and Song of the Year, both won by other artists.
On the brighter side, Kendrick Lamar emerged as the night’s biggest winner, securing four prestigious awards.
Lamar dominated the event by winning Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Video Director of the Year, shared with collaborator Dave Free.
In the Best International Flow category, Ghanaian music sensation Black Sherif triumphed over formidable competition, including South Africa’s late AKA and K.O, France’s Gazo and Ninho, and UK artists such as J Hus and Central Cee.