Nigerian pop star Davido won Best International Act on Sunday at the BET Awards whilst South African musician Sjava bagged himself a BET Viewer’s Choice ‘Best International Act’ award.

 

Sjava, real name Jabulani Hadebe, was nominated alongside Nigeria’s Niniola and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana.

Two other South African artists Cassper Nyovest, as well as Distruction Boys, were also nominated.

The BET Awards, established by Black Entertainment Television to recognize the best in African American culture, maintains an international category for black music from outside the United States.

 

BET Networks recognized an exceptional lineup of artists, entertainers, cultural provocateurs and inspiring humanitarians across over 19 categories at the 18th Annual BET Awards.

The ceremony, hosted by Academy and Grammy-award winner, Jamie Foxx, aired live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

“BET AWARDS 18” Show Highlights Include:

Host Jamie Foxx opened the show with a witty Wakanda-themed banter focused on the film’s star Michael B. Jordan who was seated front-row. Jamie then lured Jordan on stage to recite a profound passage about honor and sacrifice from the record-breaking blockbuster.

Critically acclaimed lyricist, conscientious hip hop artist and record producer, J. Cole, performed a medley of “Friends” with Daniel Caesar and Wale. Later, Miguel joined the stage for a soulful and resounding version of “Come Through and Chill.”

Sjava

Nicki Minaj took over the BET stage once again with a fierce version of her current single, “Chun Li.” She later re-appeared alongside 2 Chainz and Big Sean as featured artists on YG’s performance of “Big Bank.”

Meek Mill delivered a powerful performance of his first new song since being released from prison, “Stay Woke,” addressing the abhorrent inequalities in the criminal justice system and included vivid imagery of police violence and mass incarceration.

Here is the complete winners’ list of the “BET Awards” 2018 

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award

Beyonce

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award

Bruno Mars

Best Group Award

Migos

Best Collaboration Award

DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award

Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award

Cardi B

Video of the Year Award

Drake – God’s Plan

Video Director of the Year Award

Ava Duvernay

Best New Artist Award

SZA

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You

The Best International Act Award

Davido (Nigeria)

Best Actress Award

Tiffany Haddish

Best Actor Award          

Chadwick Boseman

Young Stars Award

Yara Shahidi

Best Movie Award

Black Panther

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award

LeBron James

Album of the Year Award

DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar

BET Her Award

Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

 

Share Your Comments