Burna Boy speaks out against police brutality at BET Hip Hop Awards

Burna Boy speaks out against police brutality at BET Hip Hop Awards

- Singer Burna Boy called for the end of police brutality during his powerful performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards

- The singer went on to dedicate his performance to all the lives that were lost to SARS operations in Nigeria

- People have gushed over the performance as many shared lovely compliments

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Singer Burna Boy's performance at the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards #got people talking. The artist performed his single Monster You Made with English singer Chris Martin and it talked about putting an end to police brutality.

The first scene of the video showed a crowd protesting with people holding placards in their hands.

Burna Boy sang along with a full band while Martin sang his parts remotely. The singer's band was spotted wearing shirts that read #StopPoliceBrutality.

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Burna Boy and Coldplay's Chris Martin performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Photo: Instagram/ @burnaboygram, Getty Images
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The video also featured the voice of Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo and as she spoke, Burna Boy and his dancers stood with their fists in the air as they called for an end to police brutality.

The performance was followed by a list of names of innocent Nigerians killed by SARS. Watch the performance below:

As expected, Nigerians had something to say about the singer's performance.

Read some comments below:

Someone said the Nigerian singer is the best at everything he does.

Another tweep noted that the song appeals to almost everyone.

In other news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Burna Boy apologised over his tweet saying Oyigbo in Port Harcourt was under attack by herdsmen. In his apology post, the popular Nigerian musician said that he did not have any harmful intention with what he said.

Burna's tweet was a quoted response to a Twitter user, Abubakar Hidima, who called him out over the insensitivity of his tweet.

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The Anybody crooner called Abubakar his brother and that he loved him, pleading with him not to be offended by his post. He blamed his early tweet on hurt, anger, confusion and fear that everyone is feeling as a result of the recent developments in the country.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that music is no doubt a very strong force as it can melt the toughest hearts and unify people, and they do not even have to understand a word of what is being sung before it can move them.

It is no longer news that top Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, is not always a favourite of the people on social media, especially South Africans, but he has been able to worm his way back into their hearts.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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