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Black Coffee Wins BET Award for Best International Act: Africa

Black Coffee takes home a BET Award for South Africa.

Black Coffee is a BET Award winner. The DJ and producer beat out fellow South Africans AKA and Cassper Nyovest as well as Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Ghanaian star MzVee, Côte d’Ivoire’s Serge Beynaud and Nigerians Wizkid and Yemi Alade to take home the Best International Act: Africa award during Saturday’s BET International Awards Presentation Ceremony in Los Angeles.


“Finally South Africa has a BET Award,” Black Coffee said in a video message to fans on Facebook. “Thank you Africa!!!” he shared in another post.

Ahead of the awards, we asked Black Coffee what he thinks about South Africa’s strong presence this weekend. “It’s exciting, I mean to see us getting that kind of recognition. I’ve seen the involvement. I’ve seen how much they [BET] want us to be involved in the pre-parties, to attend the concert they’re doing,” he told us. “It’s really really nice to see, how they’re involving us, not just in the ceremony. It’s exciting, it’s exciting times us being given such a platform.”

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