Davido, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’O shine at 2014 BET awards

Leader: Davido

Champ: Davido

African entertainers gave a good account of themselves at the just concluded BET Awards.

The 2014 BET awards held on Sunday at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, saw African entertainers emerge winners.

Some of the Africans that won awards were Nigerian pop star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke; U.K.-born Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor; Kenya’s star actress, Lupita Nyong’O

“12 Years a Slave” was chosen as best movie, with the film’s stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, walking home with Best actress and Best actor respectively.

Davido beat other Africa artistes including Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Ghana’s Sarkodie, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Togo’s Toofan to win the “Best international Act- Africa”.

Earlier in June, Davido also won the ‘Best African Act’ award at the MTV Africa Music Awards.

An excited Davido announced he won via his @iam_Davido Twitter handle, “Thanks to all my fans!! WE WON”.

The BET’s African best act category has been largely dominated by Nigerian artistes in recent times. At the 2013 edition of the BET, Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince, won the award, while at 2012 edition, Wizkid and Ghana’s Sarkodie were joint winners; just as Tuface and D’banj were also joint winners of the category at the 2011 edition of the awards.

The biggest winner of the night was Beyonce. The pop superstar won three awards, including the 2014 FANdemonium award, voted by viewers.

See winners list below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé (WINNER)

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

K. Michelle


Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Pharrell Williams (WINNER)

August Alsina

Chris Brown

John Legend

Justin Timberlake

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love” (WINNER)

August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This”

Drake f/ Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”

JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”

Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”

YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”

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Best Movie

12 Years a Slave (WINNER)

The Best Man Holiday

Fruitvale Station

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Best Actress

Lupita Nyong’o (WINNER)

Angela Bassett

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor (WINNER)

Forest Whitaker

Idris Elba

Kevin Hart

Michael B. Jordan

Video of the Year

Pharrell Williams – “Happy” (WINNER)

Beyoncé – “Partition”

Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”

Chris Brown – “Fine China”

Drake – “Worst Behavior”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake (WINNER)


J. Cole


Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)

Angel Haze

Charli Baltimore


Iggy Azalea

Best Group

Young Money (WINNER)

A$AP Mob

Daft Punk

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis


Subway Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Durant (WINNER)

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Carmelo Anthony

Blake Griffin

LeBron James

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams (WINNER)

Brittney Griner

Lolo Jones

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

Best Gospel Artist

Tamela Mann (WINNER)

Donnie McClurkin

Erica Campbell

Hezekiah Walker

Tye Tribbett

Best New Artist

August Alsina (WINNER)

Ariana Grande

Mack Wilds

Rich Homie Quan

ScHoolboy Q

YoungStars Award

KeKe Palmer (WINNER)

Gabrielle Douglas

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith


Centric Award

Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” (WINNER)

Aloe Blacc – “The Man”

Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”

LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”

Wale f/ Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing”

Best International Act: UK

Krept & Konan (WINNER)

Dizzee Rascal


Laura Mvula

Rita Ora

Tinie Tempah

Video Director of the Year

Hype Williams (WINNER)

Benny Boom

Chris Brown

Colin Tilley

Director X

Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria) (WINNER)

Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Toofan (Togo)


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