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Black Coffee becomes the first South African to receive a BET Award

DJ and Producer, Black Coffee won Best International Act – Africa at the BET Awards this weekend.

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The BET Awards, which celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment, was held this past weekend in Los Angeles. Black Coffee managed to beat fellow South Africans AKA and Cassper Nyoves as well as other stars from all over Africa.

The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists and some of the more popular awards are presented in a televised ceremony.

To his fans on Facebook, Black Coffee said in a video message, “Finally South Africa has a BET Award. Thank you, Africa!”

South Africa’s strong presence at this year’s award ceremony, prompted this response from Black Coffee: “It’s exciting, I mean to see us getting that kind of recognition. I’ve seen the involvement. I’ve seen how much they want us to be involved in the pre-parties and to attend the concert they’re doing. It’s really, really nice to see how they’re involving us. But not just in the ceremony. It’s exciting, it’s exciting times us being given such a platform.”

The show will be televised on BET on Tuesday, 28th of June.