Burna Boy, Busiswa, Teni, Mr Eazi and More Win Big at Soundcity MVP Awards
But it was Burna Boy's mom who stole the show.
The Soundcity MVP Awards, which recognizes accomplished musicians across Africa, took place in on Saturday, and some our our favorite artists took home trophies in major categories.
Winners include South African singer Busiswa, who won Best Female MVP, Davido who won Best Pop Artist, Mr Eazi who won Digital Artist of the Year, Teni the Entertainer who won Best New Artist, AKA who won Best Hip-Hop Artist and many more.
But the big winner of the night was none other than Burna Boy who won a total of four awards—the most for any artists at Saturday's show. He wasn't in attendance, but his mother and manager Bose Ogulu attended on his behalf and ended up stealing the show with her lively acceptance speeches.
When the artist won the award for Song of the Year for his hit single "Ye," Burna's mother took to the stage to thank a number of people including Kanye West for "making a mistake and calling his album 'Ye'." She also told the world to "expect more madness" in 2019.
She received much applause on Twitter, with folks sharing funny responses to how "boss' her speech was. Burna Boy gave his mother a shoutout as well, writing "Honestly, she is something special!"
Congrats to all of Saturday's winners! You can check out the full list of 2019 Soundcity MVP winners below.
BEST MALE MVP
BEST FEMALE MVP
BEST HIP-HOP ARTIST
BEST POP ARTIST
"Soco" – Starboy Ft Wizkid, Terri, Spotless & Ceeza Milli
DIGITAL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Heal D World" – Patoranking
BEST GROUP OR DUO
SONG OF THE YEAR
"Ye" – Burna Boy
BEST NEW ARTISTE
"So Mi So" – Wande Coal
"Ye" – Burna Boy
AFRICAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
AFRICAN ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
AFRICAN DJ OF THE YEAR