Sauti Sol lose at BET Awards
Kenya’s boy-band Sauti Sol were magnanimous even after failing to win at the BET Awards held in the US on Sunday evening.
The group sent congratulatory messages to Ghana’s Stonebwoy who scooped the BET AWARDS 2015 Best International Act – Africa.
“Join us in congratulating Ghana!! @stonebwoyb winner BET AWARDS 2015 Best International Act – Africa. Thank You God for bringing us this far!! More to come!! #AfricaRising,” wrote Sauti Sol on Instagram.
“GHANA WON!! Dedicate This To The Whole Ghana My Fans (BhimNation) Not Forgetting The Flood Victims.. Thank You God!!” tweeted Stonebwoy.
Besides Stonebwoy, Sauti Sol were nominated alongside AKA (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Sarkodie (Ghana), The Soil (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria) and Yemi Alade (Nigeria).
In the awards, Nicki Minaj won two awards for ‘Best Female Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’ with ‘Only’, while Chris Brown walked away with the ‘Fandamoinum’ Award.
He was also crowned ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ during the show.
This year’s event saw live performances from P Diddy, Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo, Ciara, and winners Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj.
The show will be screened Tuesday night across Africa.
BET AWARDS 2015 WINNERS LIST IN FULL
Best International Act (Africa) – Stonebwoy (Ghana)
Other Nominees: AKA (South Africa), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Sarkodie (Ghana), Sauti Sol (Kenya), The Soil (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best New Artist – Sam Smith
Other Nominees: Dej Loaf, Fetty Wap, Rae Sremmurd, Tinashe.
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar
Other Nominees: J. Cole, Drake, Common, Big Sean, Wale.
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist – Nicki Minaj
Other Nominees: Azealia Banks, Think, Iggy Azalea, Trina, Dej Loaf.
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – Chris Brown
Other Nominees: The Weeknd, John Legend, Trey Songz, Usher, August Alsina
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Beyoncé
Other Nominees: Janelle Monáe, Jhené Aiko, Ciara, Rihanna, K. Michelle.
Best Group – Rae Sremmurd
Other Nominees: A$AP Mob, Migos, Rich Gang, Young Money, Jodeci
Best Collaboration – Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Other Nominees: Chris Brown – ‘Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)’, Big Sean – ‘I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)’, August Alsina – ‘No Love (Remix) [feat. Nicki Minaj’, Chris Brown – ‘New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)’, Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)’.
Video of the Year – Beyoncé – ‘7/11’
Other Nominees: Chris Brown – ‘New Flame (feat. Usher & Rick Ross)’, Chris Brown – ‘Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)’, Big Sean – ‘I Don’t F**k with You (feat. E-40)’, Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’, Common & John Legend – ‘Glory’
Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award – Janet Jackson
Fandemonium Award – Chris Brown
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award – Nicki Minaj – ‘Only’ (Feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown)
Other Nominees: Beyoncé – ‘7/11’, Dej Loaf – ‘Try Me’, Kendrick Lamar – ‘i’, Rae Sremmurd – ‘Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug)’, The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’.
Video Director of the Year – Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Other Nominees: Benny Boom, Chris Robinson, Fatima Robinson, Hype Williams.
Best Gospel Artist – Lecrae
Other Nominees:Deitrick Haddon, Erica Campbell, Fred Hammond, Mali Music, Michelle Williams
Best Actor – Terrence Howard
Other Nominees:Anthony Anderson, Idris Elba, Jussie Smollett, Kevin Hart.
Centric Award – The Weeknd – ‘Earned It’
Other Nominees: Avery Sunshine – ‘Call My Name’, Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Dumb (feat. Meek Mill)’, Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)’, Sam Smith – ‘Stay with Me (feat. Mary J. Blige)’
Best International Act: U.K. – Stormzy
Other Nominees: fka Twigs, Fuse ODG, Lethal Bizzle, Little Simz, Mnek
Humanitarian Award – Tom Joyner
Best Actress – Taraji P. Henson
Other Nominees: Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis
Youngstars Award – Mo’Ne Davis,
Other Nominees: Jacob Latimore, Jaden Smith, Quevenzhané Wallis, Zendaya
Best Movie – Selma
Other Nominees: Annie, Beyond the Lights, Think Like a Man Too, Top Five
Sportswoman of the Year – Serena Williams
Other Nominees: Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Skylar Diggins, Venus Williams
Sportsman of the Year – Stephen Curry
Other Nominees: Chris Paul, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Lebron James, Marshawn Lynch