The BET award category of Best International Act has come to Africa’s Davido- a Nigerian pop star.
Davido is one of the leading forces in the Afrobeats movement that has swept the continent’s music scene.
“I’m telling you guys — come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes,” he told the audience full of African American A-list celebrities.
Several other awards were poped out to winners on Sunday at the highly attended event.
The complete list of winners of the 2018 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:
Video of the year: Drake
Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars
Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce
Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best female hip hop artist: Cardi B
Best new artist: SZA
Album of the year: “DAMN.” Kendrick Lamar
Best group: Migos
Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly
Best collaboration: DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
YoungStars award: Yara Shahidi
Viewers’ choice award: Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”
Video director of the year: Ava DuVernay
Best actor: Chadwick Boseman
Best movie: “Black Panther”
Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the year: LeBron James
Humanitarian award: Naomi Wadler, Mamoudou Gassama, Justin Blackman, Shaun King, Anthony Borges and James Shaw Jr.
Lifetime achievement award: Anita Baker
Ultimate Icon Award: Debra Lee
BET HER award: Mary J. Blige
Best international act: Davido (Nigeria)