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PHOTOS: Wizkid and Ray Vanny win African/International categories at 2017 BET Awards



Nigeria’s Wizkid and Tanzania’s Ray Vanny were the winners of the 2017 BET Awards international category for Africa. The globally buzzing Wizkid won the nod for Best African act ahead of  Stonebwoy, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, AKA, Davido, Mr Eazi and Tekno. He becomes the only African act to have won it twice, after jointly winning it with Sarkodie in 2012. Ray Vanny won the nod for BET Awards Viewers’ Choice: Best New Act International Award. The other nominees included Skip Marley (Jamaica), Remi (Australia), Ray Vanny (Tanzania), Jorja Smith (UK), Dave (UK), Daniel Caesar (Canada), Change (Korea), Amanda Black (South Africa). Stormzy won the nod for BET Best International, Europe.  The international category was pre-recorded on Saturday ahead of the main BET Awards. South Africa’s Nomzamo Mbatha co-hosted the International Awards stage alongside US model Eva Marcille. The Global Good Awards were also presented iconic singer South African singer and activist, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, as well as Somalian activist, Ilwad Elman. ]]>

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