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South African DJ Black Coffee has been crowned the ‘Best International Act: Africa’ at the 2016 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards.
He beat South Africans AKA and Cassper Nyovest, Nigerians Wizkid and Yemi Alade, Tanzanian Diamond Platinumz, Ghanaian MzVee and Ivorian Serge Beynaud.
The presentation was a prelude to the main awards night which will take place at the Microsoft Theater In Los Angeles, United States of America on Sunday, June 26.
The show kicks off at 8 p.m. EDT and will air around the world on BET’s international network. It will air in Africa on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Live FM is the awards scheme’s official media network in Ghana after agreeing to a deal with Viacom International Media Networks, owners of the successful global network BET.
Station executives say the partnership will see LIVE FM playing a key partnership role in the Best International Act: Africa category, which for the past few years gone by has been a point of interest for most followers of the BET Awards in the continent.
Business Manager at LIVE 91.9 FM, John Foley, said:
“This is welcoming for us as a station and also for the whole continent. We are pleased to be partnering Viacom for this. The Best International Act: Africa award is one that we all follow with keen interest and for a vibrant station like LIVE to be chosen as key partner is most refreshing.”
Ghana is making a strong case in this year’s nominations list with Mzvee making an appearance in the Best International Act: Africa category.
This is Ghana’s sixth nomination after Kojo Antwi, Sarkodie, R2Bees, D Black and Stonebwoy.
The BET Awards is in its 16th year. This year’s will honour artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories, and will also feature a tribute to Prince.
Started last year, LIVE FM is yet Ghana’s most exciting urban youth radio brand with a large following.
The station belongs to leading media group EIB Network, which also owns GH One TV, Starr FM, Kasapa FM, Ultimate FM, Empire FM, Abusua FM, Agoo FM, Agoo TV, and the Daily Heritage newspaper.