Nigeria’s Falz, the Bahd Guy and South African DJ, Black Coffe have both won the awards which they were nominated for respectively. Falz, who was nominated for the Viewers Choice Awards beat South African Emtee, Australian Tkay Maida, MHD from France, WSTRN and Section Boys from UK to clinch it. While Black Coffee beat AKA from South Africa, Diamond Platinumz from Tanzania, MZVEE from Ghana, Serge Beynaud from Cote D’Ivoire, WizKid and Yemi Alade, both from Nigeria.
Speaking on the Awards, Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks, operator of BET in Africa, “There will be celebrations in Nigeria and South Africa tonight: after this landmark win for African music talent. For two such outstanding and exciting artists – both established and emerging – to have their talent showcased to the world at a prestigious ceremony like the BET Awards is incredibly gratifying and humbling, and exceeds even our wildest dreams.”
To watch Falz and Black Coffee receive their awards, tune into the BET Awards premiere on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 7.00pm.
DJ BLACK COFFEE was greeted with a standing ovation from fellow nominees Cassper Nyovest as his name was announced. The legendary artist also performed at the celebration of the honorees at the Grammy Museum the night prior to the awards ceremony.
Falz won Viewer’s Choice “Best New International” Artist after fans from around the world, cast their votes on BET.com using the hashtag #ipick on social media.
A snap chat video shared shortly after the awards showed an overwhelmed Falz celebrating with friends and colleagues who were all over him, congratulation him as he kept saying to the Camera “Oh, I can not believe it, see my name on the ground” (referring to the special honoury floor tile placed in his honour) He was also heard as saying “My fee just went up”. So, as an international award winner, be sure to know that Falz’s booking fee just went up the ladder. Hahahahahaha
Big congratulations to Falz and Black Coffee from all of us here at olorisupergal.com