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African winners at the 2024 BET Awards

Once again, it was time for culture’s biggest night, and no, it wasn’t the MET Gala—it was the BET Awards.

The event brought together the crème de la crème of the entertainment world to celebrate achievements in music, acting, sports, and more. With a night packed with stellar performances and unforgettable moments

the spotlight shone brightly on the African stars who took home coveted awards.

Let’s dive into the highlights of the African winners at the 2024 BET Awards.

The Queen of the Night: Tyla

Did Tyla win a BET Award? Oh, she did more than that! The South African sensation Tyla not only won the Best New Artist award but also snagged the Best International Act.

Her meteoric rise in the music industry has been nothing short of extraordinary, and her wins are a testament to her talent and hard work.

Tyla’s unique sound, blending Afropop and R&B, has resonated with fans worldwide, making her a true global star.

Tems: The Inspirational Icon

Which Nigerian won a BET Award? This year, the answer is the incomparable Tems.

Known for her soulful voice and powerful lyrics, Tems took home the Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award.

Her music has always had a profound impact, and this award is a recognition of her ability to inspire and uplift through her art.

Notable Mentions: The Nigerian Contenders

While Tyla and Tems celebrated their victories, other Nigerian stars also made waves at the BET Awards.

First-time nominee Seyi Vibez, leading the pack with three nominations, showcased his incredible talent. Although he didn’t take home an award, his presence and performances were a highlight of the night.

Similarly, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, and Davido, despite missing out on awards, represented Nigerian music with pride and excellence.

The Performances: A Night to Remember

The 2024 BET Awards were not just about the winners; the performances were equally mesmerizing.

Taraji P. Henson’s parody performance of Kendrick Lamar’s diss track for Drake was a comedic yet poignant reminder of the competitive nature of the music industry. Usher, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, gave a show-stopping performance that had everyone on their feet, celebrating his decades-long career in music.

Tyla’s double victory and Tems’ inspirational win are milestones that will inspire countless young artists across the continent.

While Seyi Vibez, Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, and Davido may not have taken home awards this time, their contributions to the music industry are undeniable and worthy of celebration.

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