Los Angeles has been buzzing with our African stars. The Kings and Queens are there for The BET Awards 2017. The #BETAwards17 International ceremony took place yesterday and the stars have been sharing their experience from the day they arrived in the USA.
Let’s take a look at some of those moments. The BET Awards always seem to be one hella of an action packed experience for all those who take part in it. It’s event after event, activity after activity, party after party throughout one can’t keep up. But next year we will be there.
The CEO of BET, Ms Debra Lee hosted a Pre-BET Awards party as usual.
Africa unite- Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria 🙂
South Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka with Tanzanian star Ray Vanny
Zulu girls, Pearl Thusi with Nomzamo Mbatha.
Nomzamo chatting to Ray Vanny
BET A-List interviews….Ray Vanny is kinda cute
Nomzamo with Ghanaian star, Stonebwoy.
There was another party to celebrate the International Nominees. South Africa’s Pearl Thusi with Somalia’s Ilwad Elman
America’s Top Model winner, Eva Marcille
Look at how long those braids are. OMG!! If she paid for it, she must have spent a fortune. The amount of money people charge to plait/braid hair overseas is shocking.
Love and HipHop Atlanta and Waka Floka’s wife Tammy Rivera posing with SA’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
This is Chiké Okonkwo. Do you remember him as Leeon Being Mary Jane Season 4? He also showed up at the International nominees party.
Eva, Pearl and Tammy.
We love this lady’s African inspired outfit but our eyes are looking at the men behind her. That’s Monde Twala the big boss at BET Africa standing with South Africa’s Robert Marawa, Pearl Thusi’s fiance.
Shine African girl Shine. How gorgeous is Nomzamo Mbatha. Tjeer!! She is one lady that rocks African prints proudly.
Look at her here in another African attire getting ready to host the awards.
Nomzamo hosted the BETAwards17 International ceremony with US model Eva.
Nigeria’s Wizkid was announced the winner for Best International Act: Africa at the #BETAwards17. Unfortunately he wasn’t there to accept his award. Wizkid was nominated with his fellow countrymen, Tekno, Mr Eazi and Davido, Stonebwoy from Ghana, and AKA, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo from South Africa.
Tanzania’s Ray Vanny won the Viewers’ Choice award Best New International Act. He was nominated alongside South Africa’s Amanda Black, Dave and Jorja Smith from the UK, Skip Marley from Jamaica, Danel Caeser from Canada, Changmo from South Korea, and Remi from Australia. This is a big win, not just for Tanzania but for Africa as a whole. Look at all the mentioned nominees. AFRICA!!!
Yvonne Chaka Chaka was there to accept her Global Good Power Award.
And Pearl Thusi couldn’t help but bow to this African legend.
Ilwad Elman, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Pearl Thusi
She look like a goddess.
SA Rapper and Nominee, Nasty C with the Queen
Newly wed….Stonebwoy from Ghana. He was nominated again this year. But at least he has won it in the past.
Oh Baby Pana……Look at Tekno representing Nigeria in style. STUNNING!! We are sweating.
The Hosts and the Nominees.
Ray Vanny continued to celebrate his win. Well done to him.
Another one that has alreeady left a mark in the USA is SA’s Nasty C. He was a guest on Sway in the Morning and he left Sway hungry for more when he dropped his freestyle.
SA’s Nomzamo Mbatha and Pearl Thusi are the two African ladies that scored big at the #BETAwards17. Nomzamo co hosted the International Award ceremony with Eva Marcille. Pearl Thusi will be hosting the Global Gitz and Glam on he red carpet with Johnny Wright. Fly that flag ladies!!
Now let’s start counting down to seeing the fashion from the main event. The BET Awards 2017 will be broadcast on BET ( Dstv channel 129) on Tuesday 27th June at 8pm CAT. It’s a date!! 🙂
Pics: BET Africa