The BET Awards is an American award show established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields.

The award trophy statue, is inspired by three words; aspire, ascend and achieve.

Here is a list of five Africans that have bagged a BET award.



The Nigerian singer and songwriter released 'Essence' remix that featured Tems and Justin Bieber won the Best Collaboration at the BET 2022 Awards.

It was the first African song to win an award outside the Best International Acts Category.


Before the award, he won the BET HER award on Beyonce’s ‘Black Skin Girl’ that he has been featured.


She  won the Best Collaboration award in the BET award, 2022, on the song Essence by Wizkid that she was featured.

The Lagos native was also the winner of the Best International Act category at the BET awards 2022. She got nominated with other talented acts like Dave (UK), Dinos (France), Fally Ipupa(Congo), Little Simz (UK), Ludmilla (Brazil), Major League Djz (South Africa), and Tayc(France).

The Best International Act was the first international award she secured on an individual basis and as the first African female to win.

Sha Sha

Sha Sha is a South-Africa-based Zimbabwean Amapiano singer. In 2020 the tender love hit maker won in the viewer’s choice: Best New International Act category against Celeste (UK), Rema(Nigeria), Young T and Bugsey (UK), Stacy and Hatik(France)

Burna Boy

Nigeria’s Burna Boy took home the 2021 Best International Act Award.

He carried it against Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Dave (UK), Stormzy (UK), Ninho (France)and Innoss’B(DRC), and S. Pri Noir (France)Black Coffee. He was the first South African to win a BET award.

Black Coffee

He was the first South African to win a BET award.

Black Coffee won the BET Award in the "Best International Act-Africa" category at the awards ceremony 2016 held in Los Angeles, in the United States of America.


The WCB singer walked home with the BET Viewers Choice, Best new international act.