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Janet Jackson dazzles in Maasai accessories at Billboard Awards – PHOTOS

On Sunday night, American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress Janet Jackson was honored with the Iconic Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

However, what stood at during the event in that saw her staging a televised performance in nine years, was her dressing, more specifically the accessories which had a Kenyan touch.

Janet stepped on stage in a sparkling gold sweatshirt dress and matching shiny gold thigh high boots accessorized with a colourful chunk of five beaded Maasai necklaces and bungles.

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Janet Jackson when she received the Iconic Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. PHOTO | COURTESY

The award was presented to her by none other than Bruno Mars, who pointed out that Jackson is the first black female ever to receive it.

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Janet Jackson admires the Iconic Award she received at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. PHOTO | COURTESY

Before she accepted the award Janet brought down the house with an epic performance.

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Janet Jackson performs on stage at the billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. PHOTO | COURTESY

It was a career-affirming moment for the 52-year-old star, who has had an astonishing number of hits over her decades-long career.

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Janet Jackson performs on stage at the billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. PHOTO | COURTESY