Burna Boy, Rema win at 2024 iHeart Radio Music Awards


Burna Boy and Rema

By Taiwo Okanlawon

Nigerian Afrobeats superstars, Burna Boy and Rema won in their respective categories at the 2024 iHeart Radio Music Awards in the United States.

Burna Boy finally ended his poor outing at award ceremonies as he clinched the Best African Music Artist. While Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ featuring Selena Gomez won the Best Collaboration of the Year.

The 2024 iHeart Radio Music Awards held live on FOX on Monday night and was hosted by rapper Ludacris.

American pop star, Beyoncé recieved the iHeart Innovator Award while Cher received the iHeart Icon Award.

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Burna Boy and Rema now join Wizkid and Tems as the only Nigerian artists to have won iHeart Radio Music awards.

Burna Boy had been on a winless streak at award shows, missing out on seven nominations at the 2023 BET Hip-hop Awards, four nominations at the 2024 Grammys, and six nominations at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards.

On the other side of the Atlantic, he lost the Best International Artist of the Year at the 2024 Brit Awards.

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