Cardi B, Bruno Mars, Others Shine At 2019 BET Awards


The BET on Sunday held its 19th awards ceremony.

It was another exciting night to celebrate the very best in entertainment and culture with performances and appearances by some of the biggest names across television, film and music.

The night saw artists and top acts such as Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Michael B. Jordan and Nigeria’s Burna Boy, take top honours.

Here’s a full list of nominees and winners for the 2019 Bet Awards.

Best International Act

Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria) – Winner 
Dave (Uk)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (Uk)
Eazi (Nigeria)


Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category)

Headie One (Uk)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (Uk)
Sho Madjodzi (South Africa) – Winner 
Teniola Apata (Nigeria)


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé – Winner 
Ella Mai
Teyana Taylor


Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson Paak
Bruno Mars – Winner
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend


Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
Migos – Winner 
The Carters


Best Collaboration
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole A Lot
Cardi B & Bruno Mars Please Me
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller Could’ve Been
Travis Scott Ft. Drake Sicko Mode – Winner 
Tyga Ft. Offset Taste


Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle – Winner
Travis Scott

Nipsey Hussle’s family (L-R) Kross Ermias Asghedom, Samantha Smith, Angelique Smith, Emani Asghedom and Dawit Asghedom accept the Humanitarian Award in honor of Nipsey Hussle onstage at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP


Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B – Winner 
Kash Doll
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma


Video Of The Year
21 Savage A Lot Ft. J. Cole
Cardi B Money
Cardi B & Bruno Mars Please Me
Childish Gambino This Is America – Winner 
Drake Nice For What
The Carters Apes**T


Video Director of The Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans – Winner 


Best New Artist

City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby – Winner 
Queen Naija


Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell All Of My Life
Fred Hammond Tell Me Where It Hurts
Kirk Franklin Love Theory
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen Blessing Me Again – Winner 
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin Never Alone


Best Actress

Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King – Winner 
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best Actor

Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan – Winner 
Omari Hardwick


Youngstars Award

Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin – Winner 
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown


Best Movie

Blackkklansman – Winner 
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give


Sportswoman Of The Year

Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams – Winner 
Simone Biles


Sportsman Of The Year

Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry – Winner 
Tiger Woods


Album Of The Year

Astroworld Travis Scott
Championships Meek Mill
Ella Mai Ella Mai
Everything Is Love The Carters
Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B – Winner 


2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
Childish Gambino This Is America
Drake In My Feelings
Ella Mai Trip – Winner 
Cole Middle Child
Travis Scott Ft. Drake Sicko Mode


Bet Her Award

Alicia Keys Raise A Man
Ciara Level Up
H.E.R. Hard Place – Winner 
Janelle Monáe Pynk
Queen Naija Mama’s Hand
Teyana Taylor Rose In Harlem

‘This Means A lot’, Burna Boy Thanks Africa After BET Win


Burna Boy performs onstage during the Post Show at the 2019 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. Maury Phillips/Getty Images for BET/AFP Maury Phillips / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP


Following his big win at the 2019 BET Awards, Burna Boy has thanked organisers and Africans for their support.

While he stated that he is not “big on awards”, he, however, said that this award meant a lot to him.



The ‘Killin Dem’ crooner was announced as winner of the Best International Act category on Sunday.

He was nominated in the category alongside fellow Nigerian singer, Mr Eazi, and others such as AKA (South Africa); Aya Nakamura (France); Dave (U.K.); Dosseh (France) and Giggs (U.K).

The award was received by his mother who also doubles as his manager.

Beyonce Wins Big At BET Awards 2017

Beyonce, the new mother of twins, won big on Sunday at the BET Awards 2017, which held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, U.S.

The pop singer, won four of the five categories she was nominated in, but was however not present to receive them.

When it was announced that she won the viewer’s choice award, Chloe x Halle – the young duo signed to Beyonce – recited a speech given to them from the pop star.

Other winners for the night included Bruno Mars who won two awards, Chance The Rapper who was named best new artiste and Nigeria’s Wizkid, who bagged the Best International Act (Africa) award.

See full list of winners at the event.

Mary J. Blige

Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz

Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Beyonce, “Sorry”
The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, “Starboy”
Drake, “Fake Love”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

2 Chainz and Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe and Remy Ma
Rae Sremmurd

Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Freedom”
Chance the Raper featuring 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Chris Brown featuring Gucci Mane and Usher, “Party”
DJ Khaled featuring Beyonce and JAY-Z, “Shining”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

Big Sean
Chance the Rapper
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A

Beyonce, “Sorry”
Big Sean, “Bounce Back”
Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee”
Solange, “Cranes in the Sky”

Benny Boom – Kehlani, “Crazy”
Bruno Mars and Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”
Hype Williams – Tyga featuring Desiigner, “Gucci Snakes”
Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce Knowles-Carter – Beyonce, “Sorry”

21 Savage
Cardi B
Chance the Rapper
Young M.A

Gabrielle Union
Issa Rae
Janelle Monae
Taraji P. Henson
Viola Davis

Bryshere Y. Gray
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Mahershala Ali
Omari Hardwick

CeCe Winans, “Never Have to Be Alone”
Fantasia featuring Tye Tribbett, “I Made It”
Kirk Franklin featuring Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann, “My World Needs You”
Lecrae, “Can’t Stop Me Now (Destination)”
Tamela Mann, “God Provides”

Ace Hunter
Caleb McLaughlin
Jaden Smith
Marsai Martin
Yara Shahidi

“Get Out”
“Hidden Figures”
“The Birth of a Nation”

Gabby Douglas
Serena Williams
Simone Biles
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

LeBron James
Cam Netwon
Odell Beckam Jr.
Russell Westbrook
Stephen Curry

Fantasia, “Sleeping with the One I Love”
Kehlani, “Distraction”
Mary J. Blige, “Thick of It”
Solange, “Cranes In the Sky”
SYD, “All About Me”
Yuna featuring Usher, “Crush”

Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”
J. Cole, “4 Your Eyez Only”
Solange, “A Seat at the Table”
Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book”
Beyonce, “Lemonade”

Craig David
Emeli Sande

Mr. Eazi
Nasty C

ITTF Confirms Nigeria, Others For 2018 Youth Olympics

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), has confirmed the qualification of Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia for the Youth Olympic Games holding in Argentina.

The Youth Olympic Games will hold in Buenos Aires Argentina from October 6 to 12, 2018.

According to the ITTF, Egypt’s duo of Youssef Abdel-Aziz and Marwa Alhodaby, Nigeria’s Tosin Oribamise and Tunisia’s Nathael Hamdoun, will represent Africa in the table tennis event at the games.

The ITTF also called on national associations to make sure they give their players adequate preparation in order for Africa to put up a good performance.

Djokovic Beats Simon In Monte Carlo

Djokovic, Kerber Top Seeds At Australian OpenWorld number two, Novak Djokovic, has survived a tough three-setter to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeating Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

The deciding set saw swaying fortunes, with Djokovic losing his serve in the fifth game before breaking in the next, and then again in the ninth to trail 5-4 on Simon’s serve.

Djokovic then showed his nerve, breaking serve twice to take the next three games to win the match after two hours, 33 minutes of play.

Nigerian Entertainment Conference To Hold On April 22

entertainmentMo Abudu, Davido, Joke Silva, M.I, Jason Njoku, George Thorpe, others will speak at the third edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference which will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday April 22,

This is according to a statement issued on Monday, by organizers, NET Newspaper.

The umbrella conference for the Nigerian entertainment sector which debuted in 2013, would see everyone come together again at Eko Hotels in Lagos, for a full day of deliberations, workshops, exhibitions and master-classes.

Past editions have featured renowned celebrities including 2face Idibia, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Amaka Igwe, Kenny Ogungbe, Jimmy JATT, Basketmouth, M.I, Don Jazzy, Kunle Afolayan, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Lagbaja, Tony Okoroji, Audu Maikori, D’banj and Ali Baba; as well as respected executives like Aina Kushoro, Emeka Mba, Chris Ubosi, Ayo Animashaun, Olisa Adibua, Colette Otusheso, Steve Babaeko, Ifeoma Williams, Efe Omorogbe, Frank Nweke, Gab Okoye, and Prof. Pat Utomi.

Speakers and facilitators for this year include acclaimed Nigerian actress and trainer Joke Silva; BET and MTV award winning pop star, Davido; Afrinolly’s Chike Maduegbuna, founder and CEO of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu; IT entrepreneur, Chika Nwobi; rapper and business executive, M.I Abaga; iROKO TV founder, Jason Njoku; music distributor, Uba Pacific; media administrator, Deji Awokoya; marketing icon, George Thorpe; entrepreneur Ayo Makun, founder of NotJustOk, Demola Ogundele and Quilox Chairman, Shina Peller.

Session moderators include Bukky Sawyerr-Izeogu (Classic FM), Zainab Balogun (Ebony Life), Osagie Alonge (Pulse), Oreka Godis, Dayo Odulaja (NET), Olamide Adedeji (Soundcity), Ehiz Okoeguale (MTV Base) and others.

The event will be hosted by Tee A for the third year running.

This year’s conference, according to NEC founder, Ayeni Adekunle is themed: ‘Buying And Selling Nigerian Entertainment And Everything In-Between’

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

Tiwa, Mafikizolo, Sarkodie And Others To Perform At BETs


Tiwa-Ice-PrinceMusic Around the Globe presentation would hold on 28 June, and have guest performances by the Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo and Ghanaian hip hop artist Sarkodie.

This will be the first time Mafikizolo and Tiwa Savage would perform in the United States coupled with their nominations in the “BET Awards”.

The announcement follows their wins at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) earlier in the month in the ‘Best Group’, ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Hip Hop’ categories respectively.

Nigerian hip hop superstar Ice Prince, who won the 2013 BET Award for ‘Best International Act: Africa’, will take to the stage on Sunday, 29 June and present the award for the same category to this year’s winner at the BET Awards. “106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante along with actor Larenz Tate will also present at the awards show.

Since the introduction of international BET Awards categories, ‘Best International Act: Africa’ and ‘Best International Act: UK’ in 2010, it will be the first time international acts will perform as part of the BET experience at L.A LIVE.

Other very popular artiste like Grammy nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and American hip hop singer August Alsina have been added to the lineup of performances at the BET Awards .

Also, K. Michelle and Mack Wilds will join Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Jennifer Hudson performing at STAPLES Center on Sunday 29 June 2014.

The Emmy and Grammy Award winning comedian, Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards” 2014, live on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 on BET International from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.


Tyra Banks & Bow Wow In Lip-Locking Action

     On Saturday Bow Wow’s dreams came true as he and Tyra Banks shared a sensational kiss for the audience on BET’s 106&park.

The 39-year-old model told the audience that they have serious history and he(bow wow) had a little crush on her hitting her up constantly on Twitter. Saying “I think he was talking about wanting to know what my lips taste like and stuff”. Bow Wow is said to have  had a crush on her (tyra) since he was 13yrs old.

When asked about the kiss he said “I ain’t gonna front. She’s a beautiful woman, she’s sweet, talented,  she’s like me, a hustler by all means. I can always match my energy with a woman like that, someone that’s business savvy, willing to get it by any means, that’s the same thing that I live by, that’s the same thing. That’s the same code Rich Gang, YMCMB follow, it’s to hustle by all means and get it how you get it and that’s one thing I love about Tyra. Like her returning the favor by coming on my show, that was big. We’re talking about the biggest African American supermodel of all time.”

Bow wow who is very excited about this kiss also mentioned that this was the second intimate moment shared with his ‘crush’ and he feels they might have a future together.

R. Kelly makes Soul Train Awards’ history as most nominated artist

R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year’s Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show.

R. Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations.

Usher leads this year’s awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees.

Whitney Houston is nominated for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse is nominated for best international performance. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award.

The Soul Train Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be taped 8 November at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will air on 25 November on BET and Centric.