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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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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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