BET International today announced the winners of the 2017 international “BET Awards” categories. In addition to the previously announced Global Good winners Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Ilwad Elman, Wizkid, Rayvanny and Stormzy took home top honors at the BET International Awards presentation on Saturday, June 24. US category winners will be revealed at the “BET Awards” 17. The show will air on Tuesday 27 June on BET (DStv channel 129) at 20:00 CAT.
Eva Marcille returned to co-host the BET International Awards presentation for her second year in a row. For 2017, the actress and model was joined on-stage by BET A-List and South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha. Beverly Bond was also in attendance to honour Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Ilwad Elman with the 2017 BET International Global Good Star and Power Awards, respectively, which recognize individuals championing endeavors to positively impact change and heighten awareness in different parts of the world. The BET International awards presentation will air in the international edition of the “BET Awards 17.”
Commented Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, “Again, this year’s BET Awards puts a global spotlight on the amazing music and humanitarian work that comes out of Africa. Congratulations to the winners across the prestigious categories for their inspirational and outstanding accomplishment.”
Hosted by Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards 17” will include performances by Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The star power continues as Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr. and many others will take the stage as presenters during the 17th anniversary of the annual highly-anticipated televised event.
A complete list of the international “BET Awards 17” winners and nominees is as follows:
BEST INTERNATIONAL: AFRICA
AKA (South Africa)
BABES WODUMO (South Africa)
NASTY C (South Africa)
TEKNO (Nigeria) ***WIZKID (Nigeria)***
MR EAZI (Nigeria)
BEST INTERNATIONAL: EUROPE
CRAIG DAVID (UK)
EMELI SANDE (UK)
SKEPTA (UK) ***STORMZY (UK)***
VIEWER’S CHOICE “BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT”
JORJA SMITH (UK) ***RAYVANNY (Tanzania)***
AMANDA BLACK (South Africa)
CHANGMO (South Korea)
DANIEL CAESAR (Canada)
SKIP MARLEY (Jamaica)
GLOBAL GOOD: STAR AWARD ***ILWAD ELMAN (Somalia/Canada)***
GLOBAL GOOD: POWER AWARD ***YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA (South Africa)***
Russian Bear is the official South African broadcast sponsor for the BET Awards 2017.
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