BET AWARD WINNER: Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honoured with the 2017 BET Awards International Global Good Star and Power Award

BET Africa, part of Viacom’s African multimedia portfolio has revealed that iconic musician and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be honoured with the 2017 BET Awards International Global Good Star and Power Award, while singer Amanda Black has been nominated for the much coveted Viewer’s Choice ‘Best International Act’.

They will be awarded at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles, USA, at the annual star studded event which will be broadcast on BET Africa (DStv 129) on Tuesday, 27 June at 20:00.

Yvonne, best known as the “Princess of Africa”, has been recognised alongside Somali-Canadian social activist Ilwad Elman, while iconic R&B group New Edition will be presented with The Lifetime Achievement Award and hip-hop artiste Chance the Rapper, will receive the Humanitarian Award presented by Walmart.

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‘Amazulu’ crooner Amanda Black and Tanzanian performer Ray Vanny are nominated for Viewer’s Choice Award ‘Best International Act’, in conjunction with performers from the UK, South Korea, Canada, Australia and Jamaica.


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