Tuesday, 3 July 2012

BET names Sarkodie and Wizkid ‘Best African Act’

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wizkid and sarkodie
Ghana's king of the mic, Sarkodie has won the Best International Act (Africa) at this year's Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards which came off at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Sunday night.

The Ghanaian, who was recently crowned the Artiste of the Year at the 2012 Ghana Music Awards, together with the Nigerian artiste Wizkid, were announced joint winners of the award.

The two beat off competition from Iceprince (Nigeria), Camp Mulla (Kenya), Mokobe (Mali) and Lira (South Africa) to win the award which was jointly won by Nigerian artistes, D'banj and 2face Idibia last year.

The award makes the Dangerous rapper, Sarkodie the first Ghanaian to win a BET Award after failed attempts by Kojo Antwi and D-Black.

An elated Sarkodie tweeted after winning the award that "From da streets of TMA str8 2 @BET_Intl .... God has been too good 2 me.. Love ma fans promise we ll go higher just save some love 4 me..."

award winners:

Best Female R&B Artist

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown

Best Group
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Collaboration
Wale featuring Miguel - Lotus Flower Bomb

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj

Video of the Year
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) featuring Otis Redding - Otis

Video Director of the Year
Beyonce & Alan Ferguson

Best New Artist
Big Sean

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams

Best Actress
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Kevin Hart

Young Stars Award

Best Movie
The Help

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award
Mindless Behavior - Hello

Centric Award

Best International Act (Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best International Act (U.K.)
Wretch 32

Fandemonium Award
Chris Brown

Humanitarian Award
Reverend Al Sharpton

Lifetime Achievement Award
Maze ft Frankie Beverly 


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