Wizkid bags BET Award for Best International Act Africa

+ See full list of winners inside

Last night at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California, Wizkid took home the award for Best International act: Africa at the BET awards. The Starboy slugged out the category alongside contenders, Mr Eazi, Davido, Tekno, alongside AKA and Babes Wodumo from South Africa and Stonebwoy from Ghana. And for the record, this wouldn’t be the first trophy he’s taking home from the show.

For now, Wizzy is on the road to finish updating the Sounds From The Other Side album to complete release status in July and a performance on Jay Z’s Budweiser-powered “Made in America” Festival in September, yet putting him in another perfect place to continue to market his brand of Afropop to a more diverse international mainstream audience.

See the complete list of 2017 BET Awards Winners below:

 

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist


Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist


Remy Ma

 

Best New Artist


Chance The Rapper

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

 

Best Group

Migos

 

Best Gospel Artist

LeCrae

 

Centric Award


Solange

 

Young Stars Award

Yara  Shahidi

 

Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award


BeyoncĂ©, “Sorry”

 

Best Collaboration


Chance The Rapper f. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, “No Problem”

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist


Beyoncé

 

Video Director of the Year

Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce, “Sorry”

 

Album of the Year


Beyoncé

 

Best Actress

Taraji P. Henson

 

Best Actor

Mahershala Ali

 

Best Movie


Hidden Figures

 

Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams

 

Sportsman of the Year

Stephen Curry

 

Best International Act: Europe

Stormzy

 

Best International Act: Africa

Wizkid

 

Humanitarian Award


Chance The Rapper

 

Lifetime Achievement Award


New Edition

 

Feature Image Credit: Wizkid/Instagram


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