Burna Boy Wins BET Award

Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on February 18, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
Nigerian singer-songwriter Burna Boy poses on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on February 18, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)


Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy on Sunday won the BET Awards for Best International Act.

The BET Awards celebrates achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies.



Nigerian popstar, Rema, was also nominated in the Best New International Act but lost to Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha.

Chris Brown won the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Lizzo was crowned in the female category.

BET Awards: Beyonce, Pharrell, Davido, Nicki Minaj Win Big

BEETThe 2014 BET Awards held on Sunday night, June 29 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

African stars and media including Tiwa Savage, Mafikozolo, Ice Prince, Stephanie Coker and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi were at the event.

Nigerian music star, Davido won the Best International Act-Africa.

The night’s big winner was Beyonce. The pop superstar got three awards, including the 2014 FAN-demonium award, voted on by viewers. Pharrell Williams and August Alsina also had a happy night, taking home two awards apiece.

Nicki Minaj won for Best Female Hip Hop Star, and in her acceptance speech, she praised herself as a hip-hop star that doesn’t have someone writing for her, an apparent dig at Iggy Azalea. Drake beat out Jay Z for Best Male Hip Hop star.

12 Years a Slave was chosen as Best Movie, with the film’s stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, taking home acting awards. Lionel Richie was honored as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

One memorable moment of the night was Kevin Hart interrupting presenter, Kerry Washington and referring to himself as “Oliver Pope,” a reference to Washington’s Scandal character, Olivia Pope.

Full list of winners below… 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Pharrell Williams

Best Group: Young Money

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake

Video Of The Year: Pharrell Williams

Best New Artist: August Alsina

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Movie: 12 Years A Slave

Sportsman Of The Year: Kevin Durant

Best International Act UK: Krept And Konan

Viewers’ Choice Award: August Alsina

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce

Best Collaboration: Beyonce And Jay Z

Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj

Video Director Of The Year: Hype Williams

Best Gospel Artist: Tamela Mann

Best Actress: Lupita Nyong’o

Youngstars Award: Keke Palmer

Sportswoman Of The Year: Serena Williams

Best International Act Africa: Davido

Centric Award: Jhene Aiko

Wizkid wins BET Award with Ghana’s Sarkodie

Nigeria’s young sensation, Wizkid has joined the league of top Nigerian artists awarded the BET prize for Best International Act.

Wizkid won the award in a tie with Ghanaian artist, Sarkodie at the 2012 edition of the BET Awards on Sunday.

The 2012 Black Entertainment Award winners, Wizkid (R) and Sarkozie (L)

Another Nigerian artist, Ice Prince Zamani was nominated in the category which also had AfricaCamp Mulla from Kenya, Mokobe from Mali and Lira from South Africa.

With this award Wizkid has joined the likes of D’banj, Tuface Idibia, Asa, 9ice and Nneka in picking the BET Award.

Rappers Wale and Miguel won the Best Collaboration Award

Nigeria also had another claim at the event which held in California on Sunday, as Nigerian-American rapper, Wale, won the Best Collaboration Award for his rap track “Lotus Flower Bomb” which features Miguel.

Jay-Z and Kanye West were the big winners at the BET Awards 2012 walking away with Video of the Year for their “Otis” single. The rap duo also won Best Group for their collaboration on the “Watch The Throne” album.

The award ceremony for Black Entertainers was hosted by foremost Hollywood Actor, Samuel L. Jackson, who opened the show by doing a parody of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “In Paris” with director Spike Lee.

Beyonce and Chris Brown also won two awards each for the night.

Nicki Minaj, Usher, Brown, Wale, G.O.O.D. Music, Y’Anna Crawley, Amber Bullock, Jessica Reedy, Melanie Fiona and 2 Chainz were among the performers.

There was also a special tribute to Whitney Houston that included performances from Chaka Khan, Brandy, Monica and Houston’s mother Cissy Houston, who sang “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The tribute also included appearances by Houston’s “Waiting to Exhale” co-stars Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.

Check out the full list of winners for the 2012 BET Awards.

Best International Act

AfricaCamp Mulla (Kenya)

Ice Prince (Nigeria)

Lira (South Africa)

Mokobe (Mali)

Sarkodie (Ghana) — WINNER

Wizkid (Nigeria)


Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius

Beyonce — WINNER

Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona



Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown — WINNER

Bruno Mars


Trey Songz



Best Group

Bad Meets Evil

Diddy-Dirty Money

Maybach Music Group

Mindless Behavior

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) — WINNER


Best Collaboration

Beyonce f/ J. Cole – “Party”

Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash “Marvin & Chardonnay”

DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”

Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb” — WINNER


Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Big Sean

Drake — WINNER

J. Cole

Lil Wayne

Rick Ross

Young Jeezy


Best Female Hip Hop Artist


Nicki Minaj — WINNER

Brianna Perry



Video of the Year

Beyonce – “Countdown” — WINNER

Beyonce – “Love On Top”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “[Expletive] in Paris”

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Usher – “Climax”


Video Director of the Year

Beyonce & Alan Ferguson — WINNER

Benny Boom

Chris Brown & Godfrey Tabarez

Kanye West

Hype Williams


Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

Big Sean — WINNER

Diggy Future

Meek Mill


Best Gospel

Yolanda Adams — WINNER

Kim Burrell

James Fortune & FIYA

Fred Hammond

Trin-I-Tee 5:7


Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Viola Davis — WINNER

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King

Zoe Saldana


Best Actor

Don Cheadle


Idris Elba

Kevin Hart — WINNER

Denzel Washington


Young Stars Award


Diggy — WINNER

Jacob Latimore

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith


Best Movie

“Good Deeds”

“Jumping The Broom”

“Laugh At My Pain”

“Red Tails”

“The Help” — WINNER


Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Skylar Diggins

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams — WINNER

Venus Williams


Subway Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

Victor Cruz

Kevin Durant — WINNER

LeBron James

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award

Beyonce – “Love On Top”

Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”

Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”

Mindless Behavior – “Hello” — WINNER

The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”

Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”


Centric Award

Common — WINNER


Robert Glasper

Robin Thicke


Best International Act UK



Emeli Sande


Wretch 32 — WINNER


Lifetime Achievement

Frankie Beverly featuring Maze


Humanitarian Award

Rev. Al Sharpton