The BET Awards 2019 may have come and gone but the frills and thrills are likely going to remain indelible in the hearts of followers of the event.
Quick Facts About BET Awards
- The BET Awards were started in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network.
- BET Awards are meant to honour African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
- Aspire, ascend and achieve are the words that inspire the trophy.
It is an award that is cherished as the most prestigious celebration of African Acts in all field of entertainment globally.
Below are the highlights from the 2019 events that held on Sunday, 24 June 2019.
1. Posthumous Humanitarian Award goes to Nipsey Hussle.
Nipsey Hussle’s Family received his award on his behalf. Nipsey Hussle was the late musician allegedly murdered by one of his close allies on March 31.
“Nipsey is such an important part of our community, in particular the fact that he focused on servicing his community, staying in his community, and trying to uplift the community he was a part of. We really wanted to recognise him here in LA,” BET Networks President Scott M Mills said.
2. The moment Nigeria BurnaBoy was crowned Best International Act and the emotional acceptance speech by his mother.
3. Rihanna paid glowing tribute to Mary J Blige.
Mary J Blige was the first person to make history to have been nominated for an OSCAR in both music and acting categories in the same year. Mary J Blige was crowned with Lifetime Achievement Award at the events.
4. Album of the year for Cardi B (Invasion of Privacy)
5. Moment Young Masai Martin was celebrated – Youngstars Awards
6. Best Movie – BlacKkKlansman
7. Best inspirational Gospel Song, Snoopdogg
Snoop Dogg’s gospel track ” Blessing me again” ft Rance Allen wins BET 2019 Best Inspirational Gospel Song
8. Ultimate Icon Award – Tyler Perry
9. Lifetime Achievement Award, Mary J Blige.
10. BET Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mary J. Blige performs live with Lil Kim and Method Man.
It is congratulations to all winners and nominees from Naijanotes. It is indeed victory for Africans.