Africa celebrates as Black Coffee and Falz win big at the 2016 BET Awards

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DJ Black Coffee.

Legendary South African artist Black Coffee has become the first South African artist to win best international act: Africa at the BET Awards, while Nigerian newcomer, Falz, has accelerated his career with a well-deserved win in the viewer’s choice: best new act category.

To watch Black Coffee and Falz receive their awards, tune into the BET Awards premiere on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday, June 28 at 7pm CAT. Continue reading

BET to honour Akon with the BET Global Good Award

 

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BET (DStv channel 129) is to honour hip-hop superstar and global humanitarian Akon with the 2016 Global Good Award at the BET AwardsThe award honours individuals championing endeavours which positively impact change and heighten awareness in different parts of the world. Continue reading

BET and the Grammy Museum explore the sounds of Africa in a new exhibition

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ON Friday, June 24, the Grammy Museum and BET will unveil a brand new exhibit, Sounds of Africa that showcases and celebrates the unique diversity of African music, spotlighting winners and nominees of both the Grammy Awards and the BET Awards.

Located on the third floor of the Grammy Museum, the display is an extension of the 16th annual BET Awards and the 2016 BET Experience at L.A. Live. Continue reading

Pearl Thusi and D’Banj to host Lip Sync Battle Africa

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South Africa’s Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legend D’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent.

The critically acclaimed and award-nominated Lip Sync Battle, originally created for Spike, features celebrities going head-to-head, lip-syncing the song of their choice, battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.

Pearl will serve as all around host and master of ceremonies, while Koko Master and Oliver Twist star D’Banj will step up as the colour commentator, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.

Lip Sync Battle Africa will premiere in April 2016 on MTV (DStv channel 130), MTV Base (DStv channel 322) and e.tv. Continue reading