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



Best Gospel Artist



Centric Award



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



Video Director of the Year

Kahlil Joseph and Beyonce, “Sorry”


Album of the Year



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



Best International Act: Africa



Humanitarian Award

Chance The Rapper


Lifetime Achievement Award

New Edition


Feature Image Credit: Wizkid/Instagram

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