The 2022 edition of the Black Entertainment Awards BET took place last night and there were some wins for Mother Africa.
The Best International Act Category was taken home by Nigerian singer Tems while the Best Collaboration was also won by Afrobeat superstar Wizkid with the remix of his song titled Essence featuring Tems and Justin Bieber doing the magic for him.
Another good moment at the event came when Nigerian stars Pheelz and Peru hitmaker, Fireboy DML hit the stage to perform to the large crowd.
I’m sure you will begin to ask yourself why it’s all about Nigerian acts and no other African star taking into Consideration we have heavyweights in the name of Sarkordie and Stonebwoy From Ghana, Cassper Nyovest, AKA, Nasty C and others from South Africa, ohh let’s not forget Our very own Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania. I can’t even name them all.
The truth is that, Nigeria is very lonely at the Top when it comes to African music on the International Stages out there, it’s like other African stars from other countries don’t make music at all, but that’s not the case. Artistes from other countries work hard day and night to bring us hit songs.
Since 2011, Nigerian acts won only Sarkordie, Stonebwoy and Black Cofee happens to be Non-Nigeriand to win the BET Awards. For the records, below is a list of all African BET Award winners from 2011 to 2022.
BET Best International Act
2021: Burna Boy
2020: Burna Boy
2019: Burna Boy
BET Best African Act/Best International Act: Africa
2016: Black Coffee
2013: Ice Prince
2012: Wizkid, Sarkodie
2011: D’banj, 2Baba
Then here comes the question, ‘What exactly are Nigerian act’s doing right that stars from other countries can’t replicate the same energy to get the continent Booming on at big award events?”.
Music has grown beyond just entering a studio and jumping on a beat, Yes, there’s something the Nigerians are getting right that other African stars must sit themselves down and learn from them.