Monday, July 2, 2012


Nigerian pop artist Wizkid and Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie have jointly won a BET Award for Best International Act Africa. This is not the first time the Best International African Act Award has been jointly won: in 2011 D'banj and 2Face also received the same award.

The other acts nominated in this category included Ice Prince, Lira, Mokobe and Camp Mulla.

Both winning artists have had successful careers, with Wizkid winning a MOBO Award, signing to Konvict Music and performing at sold out concerts in Nigeria and UK, plus he has a lucrative deal with Pepsi.

The big winners of the evening included Kanye WestJay-ZBeyoncé and Chris Brown who each took home two awards. While Jay-Z beat his missus in the Best Video category, Beyoncédid take home the trophy for Best Female and Video Director of the Year (together with Alan Ferguson). Nicki Minaj won Best Female Hip Hop Artist for the third year in a row. 

Video Of The Year
The Throne (Jay Z & Kanye West Featuring Otis Redding) "Otis"

Video Director Of The YearBeyonce & Alan Ferguson       

Best Female ArtistBeyonce

Best Male ArtistChris Brown

Best GroupThe Throne (Jay Z & Kanye West)

Best CollaborationWale Featuring Miguel "Lotus Flower"

Best Hip Hop ArtistDrake

Best Female Hip Hop ArtistNicki Minaj

Best New ArtistBig Sean

Best Gospel ArtistYolanda Adams

Best ActressViola Davis

Best ActorKevin Hart

Youngstars AwardDiggy

Best Movie"The Help"

Viewer's ChoiceMindless Behavior

Centric AwardCommon

Best International Act: AfricaSarkodie (Ghana) & Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act / UKWretch 32

Subway Sportswoman Of The YearSerena Williams

Subway Sportsman Of The YearKevin Durant

AOL Fandemonium AwardChris Brown

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