BET Awards chose a more inclusive approach this year after a few artists boycotted the award ceremony last year.
But I won't be attending ur preshows and nominee parties if I'm getting the award at 10am before the main show.
— Wizkid (@wizkidayo) June 29, 2015
Until this change, African artists were awarded in a separate category from other international acts and the awards were presented backstage. This year, however, all artists outside of North America were placed in the same category. But regardless of the wider competition scope, Davido emerged as the winner of the lot, beating out other international artists like Cassper Nyovest, J Hus, Stormzy and Tiwa Savage.
During his acceptance speech, Davido thanked his listeners and past artists for paving the way for his music. He also encouraged synergy in the global music space by urging artists in the US to collaborate with African artists.
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