Daniel Benson, better known as BNXN, has dedicated his award for Next Rated Artiste at the 15th Headies to his mother, who died of breast cancer.
At the 2022 Headies Awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday in Atlanta, United States of America, the 25-year-old was declared the category’s winner.
In his acceptance speech, he said: “I want to thank God he is the reason I’m here, he is the reason I’ve been able to come this far. I dedicate this to my mum, she died of breast cancer this is for you mummy, this is for my family, this is for my management.”
Ayra Starr and Ruger, two other nominees, were also honoured by Buju with this award.
After the ceremony, the singer formerly known as Buju expressed his gratitude to his supporters and said that Burna Boy, who won Best African Artiste and Best Male Artiste, deserves special recognition as well.
“I don’t what to say menn, I could say all these on stage but thank you guys so much for supporting me, Thank you so so much for supporting me, I love you guys so much. There is no me without you I promise. I’m also going to dedicate this to Burna Boy menn I just forgot on stage. Thank you guys so much,” he said.
BNXN receives the 2022 Bentley Bentayga as prize for winning the category.
Along with Ruger, Ayra Starr, Zinoleesky, and Lojay, he was nominated.
Wizkid, who won awards for Best Afrobeats Album for Made in Lagos, Best Collaboration for his song “Essence,” which featured Tem, and Best R n B song, were among the other winners at the ceremony.
Olamide took home the prize for Best Rap Album, while D’Banj received special recognition for his talent. Songwriter of the Year went to Adekunle Gold, and Digital Artiste and Humanitarian Awards went to Davido.
The Viewers’ Choice Award went to Arya Starr for Bloody Samaritan.