Last night the BET Awards went down in Los Angeles. In a post last month we lauded the BET awards for creating a “Best International Act-Africa” award. We also recognized how this category is somewhat problematic and that the candidates seemed to be picked rather randomnly. Nevertheless, it was good to see such a major organization as BET recognize all the great music coming out of the African continent.
The winner of the “Best International Act – Africa” last night was a tie, going to Sarkodie of Ghana and Wizkid of Nigeria. Unfortunately, neither of the acts recieved their awards on stage or on-air. And keeping with tradition none of the International Africa acts performed on stage.
Hopefully, the future will see the international acts getting some TV time. Until then, we’ll be happy with the small victory that a few awesome African artists were at least recongized on such a major event.
Congrats to Sarkodie and Wizkid!