Ghanaian singer MzVee lost her first opportunity to win her biggest international award on Saturday as South African record producer and DJ, Black Coffee won the Best International Act (Africa) at the 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
President Jacob Zuma has come out to congratulate the DJ and music producer for being the first South African music artist to win a Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award which has over the years been won by Nigerian and Ghanaian acts.
He beat Ghana’s own MzVee, Wizkid (Nigeria), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Serge Beynaud (Côte d’Ivoire), AKA (South Africa) and Cassper Nyovest (South Africa) to win the award.
All the nominees, with the exception of highly tipped winner of the category Wizkid and Yemi Alade, were at the presentation ceremony.
In the past, Sarkodie and Stonebwoy have been the only Ghanaians to have won the award. This year, a lot of Ghanaians were shocked that MzVee made it to the nominee list and expressed little hope in her bringing back the award seeing who she was against.
Nigerian rapper Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, won the Viewers Choice Award for this year.