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Burna Boy Snags 2021 BET Award for Best International Act

Following the release of his Grammy award-winning album 'Twice As Tall', Burna Boy takes home this year's BET award for Best International Act.

The 2021 BET Awards took place last night in what appears to be a slow return to life as we knew it before the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson, the live and in-person awards show welcomed a vaccinated audience and a glamorous red carpet.

Among the top winners of the night, whose theme was aptly titled "Year of the Black Woman", were rapper Megan Thee Stallion for Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Queen Latifah for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion for Best Music Video and Jazmine Sullivan for Best Album of the Year, among several others.

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Tanzanians Petition for Diamond Platnumz's Disqualification from BET Awards

Tanzanians have launched a petition calling for Diamond Platnumz to have his BET nomination rescinded because of his affiliation to the late President John Magufuli.

A number of Tanzanians have collectively endorsed a petition which they hope will have musician Diamond Platnumz disqualified from this year's BET Awards. The Tanzanian artist, known for his distinct Bongo Flava sound, was recently nominated for a BET award alongside Nigeria's Burna Boy and Wizkid in the Best International Act category. However, Tanzanians behind the petition want his nomination rescinded due to his close ties and public support for the late President John Magufuli.
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Burna Boy, Sho Madjozi, Rema & More Earn 2020 BET Award Nominations

Other nominees include DRC's Innoss'B and Zimbabwe's Amapiano star Sha Sha.

Africa at the BET Awards 2019: Dispatches from the Blue Carpet

We talked to Burna Boy, AKA, DJ Cuppy and more about representing their people and remembering Nipsey Hussle.

Nigeria's Burna Boy and South Africa's Sho Madjozi Won Big at the BET Awards

The multitalented artists are the music game's best international acts for this year.

Davido During His BET Awards Speech: "Come to Africa"

The Nigerian artist won Best International Act at this year's BET Awards, while Black Panther took Best Movie.

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South African Artists and Fans Celebrate Sjava Winning a BET Award

Sjava is the first South African artist to win the award.