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5 African Acts That Have Won The BET Award For Best International Act

5 African Acts That Have Won The BET Award For Best International Act
With Burna Boy currently taking the music world by storm and winning a BET award, we will be talking about the 5 Nigerian acts that have won a BET award.


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The multi-award-winning singer snagged a BET award back in 2012. Wizkid during this period was still signed to Banky ‘s EME records. Wizzy, as he is fondly called, won the award alongside Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. Both acts were nominated alongside Camp Mulla (Kenya), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Lira (South Africa) and Mokobe (Mali)

The singer, however, spoke out against the organizers of the show on not allowing African acts come on stage to pick their awards.

In his words;

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“This is why I don’t go for those shows,” Wizkid said in response to a reporter. “…that is what I do, I don’t take nonsense from anyone trying to look down on Africa.”

“If you are not going to show us the same love you show your international artists, if you are not going to show us that same love on the main stage, then don’t show us any love at all, we don’t want it. We have ours, and we are content with our own people,” he stressed.


The rapper became the first single recipient of the award. He was nominated alongside 2face Idibia, Ugandan singers, Goodlyfe Crew, Ghanaian duo, R2Bees, South African artistes Toya Delazy and Donald.

The singer made a lot of news that period as many speculated that he was given his award backstage but during his interview with Huffpost, the rapper made it known he was presented with the award on stage.


2014 was a good year for DMW boss Davido who after the release of his hit record AYE went on to snag a couple of awards and nominations to include a BET award. He was also nominated for the 2014 MTV European Music Awards (EMA) and KORA awards. These came after the singer won BET’s “Best African Act of the Year”, VGMA’s “African Artiste of the Year”, MAMA’s “Artiste of the Year” and AFRIMMA’s “Artiste of the Year” awards in 2014.

Davido was nominated alongside Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Ghana’s Sarkodie, South Africa’s Mafikizolo and Togo’s Toofan.

Tuface and Dbanj

The singers snagged the award in 2011 after years of churning out fantastic music for the fans who have since grown in size over the years.Both veterans have since gone on to snag more international awards.


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