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⏳ Trivia Time

Which African artist won the Best International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards?

A) Wizkid 🇳🇬
B) Burna Boy 🇳🇬
C) Diamond Platnumz 🇹🇿

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📰 Reading: Op-ed: Why we need an African fashion renaissance

📺 Watching: Ugo: A Homecoming Story. Global basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo returns to his roots in Nigeria.

🎧 Listening to: Homemade 'Afro Jazz'. Dive into the heart of Afro Jazz with this playlist, featuring soul-stirring saxophone melodies blending African rhythms and jazz harmonies.

🎟️ Booking: JAM On The Boat: All White Party. Imagine yourself decked out in your finest all-white attire, cruising along the iconic River Thames.

👀 Eyeing: Kilentar on Jendaya. Explore and discover timeless pieces made for the modern woman. Unique and sustainable, undeniably inspired by Nigerian heritage and culture.

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The answer is B) Burna Boy 🇳🇬

Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has won the 2019 BET best international act award. Burna’s Boy’s mother delivered a special message while accepting the honour for “Best International Act” at the BET Awards.
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