Namadingo to fight Burna Boy

Malawi’s BET Awards aspirant Patience Namadingo will have to work around the clock to snatch the accolade from Nigerian heavyweight Burna Boy who has defended it.

In a colourful ceremony that was staged the previous night, the Nigerian Dancehall and Afro sounds expert defended his award for best international act. He went ahead of six other contenders from South Africa, DRC, France and UK among others.

Having won the award for the second consecutive time, it makes him a tough contender to topple. This means Malawian singer Namadingo has an uphill to climb.

There are only two slots which are open to non-American artists in the BET Awards; Best international act and viewers best new act. Since the Malawian artist is target a double in the next edition he will win big in the said categories.

Zimbabwean musician has won the viewers best international act. She has succeeded South African Sho Madjozi.

Here is the list of winners in the BET Awards:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
BEYONCÉ
H.E.R.
JHENE AIKO
KEHLANI
**WINNER**LIZZO

SUMMERWALKER

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
ANDERSON .PAAK
**WINNER**CHRIS BROWN

JACQUEES
KHALID
THE WEEKND
USHER
BEST GROUP
CHLOE X HALLE
CITY GIRLS
EARTHGANG
GRISELDA
JACKBOYS
**WINNER**MIGO

BEST COLLABORATION
**WINNER**CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – “NO GUIDANCE”
DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – “HIGHER”
FUTURE FT. DRAKE – “LIFE IS GOOD”
H.E.R. FT. YG – “SLIDE”
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – “HOT GIRL SUMMER”
WALE FT. JEREMIH – “ON CHILL”

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
**WINNER**DABABY
DRAKE
FUTURE
LIL BABY
RODDY RICCH
TRAVIS SCOTT

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST
CARDI B
DOJA CAT
LIZZO
**WINNER**MEGAN THEE STALLION
NICKI MINAJ
SAWEETIE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – “NO GUIDANCE”
DABABY – “BOP”
**WINNER**DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – “HIGHER”
DOJA CAT – “SAY SO”
MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – “HOT GIRL SUMMER”
RODDY RICCH – “THE BOX”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
BENNY BOOM
COLE BENNETT
DAVE MEYERS
DIRECTOR X
EIF RIVERA
**WINNER**TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR
BEST NEW ARTIST
DANILEIGH
LIL NAS X
POP SMOKE
**WINNER**RODDY RICCH
SUMMER WALKER
YBN CORDAE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
CUZ I LOVE YOU – LIZZO
FEVER – MEGAN THEE STALLION
HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM – BEYONCÉ
I USED TO KNOW HER – H.E.R.
KIRK – DABABY
**WINNER** PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL – RODDY RICCH
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
FRED HAMMOND – “ALRIGHT”
JOHN P. KEE FT. ZACARDI CORTEZ – “I MADE IT OUT”
KANYE WEST – “FOLLOW GOD”
**WINNER**KIRK FRANKLIN – “JUST FOR ME”
PJ MORTON FT. LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON & MARY MARY – “ALL IN HIS PLAN”
THE CLARK SISTERS – “VICTORY”

BEST ACTRESS
ANGELA BASSETT
CYNTHIA ERIVO
**WINNER**ISSA RAE
REGINA KING
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
ZENDAYA

BEST ACTOR
BILLY PORTER
EDDIE MURPHY
FOREST WHITAKER
JAMIE FOXX
**WINNER**MICHAEL B. JORDAN
OMARI HARDWICK

YOUNGSTARS AWARD
ALEX HIBBERT
ASANTE BLACKK
JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON
**WINNER**MARSAI MARTIN
MILES BROWN
STORM REID

BEST MOVIE
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
HARRIET
HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ
JUST MERCY
**WINNER** QUEEN & SLIM

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
AJEÉ WILSON
CLARESSA SHIELDS
COCO GAUFF
NAOMI OSAKA
SERENA WILLIAMS
**WINNER**SIMONE BILES

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO
KAWHI LEONARD
**WINNER**LEBRON JAMES
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
PATRICK MAHOMES II
STEPHEN CURRY

BET HER AWARD
ALICIA KEYS – “UNDERDOG”
**WINNER**BEYONCÉ FT. BLUE IVY CARTER, WIZKID & SAINT JHN – “BROWN SKIN GIRL”
CIARA FT. LUPITA NYONG’O, ESTER DEAN, CITY GIRLS & LA LA – “MELANIN”
LAYTON GREENE – “I CHOOSE”
LIZZO FT. MISSY ELLIOTT – “TEMPO”
RAPSODY FT. PJ MORTON – “AFENI”

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – “NO GUIDANCE”
DABABY – “BOP”
FUTURE FT. DRAKE – “LIFE IS GOOD”
**WINNER**MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ – “HOT GIRL SUMMER”
RODDY RICCH – “THE BOX”
THE WEEKND – “HEARTLESS”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
**WINNER**BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)
INNOSS’B (DRC)
SHO MADJOZI (S. AFRICA)
DAVE (U.K.)
STORMZY (U.K.)
NINHO (FRANCE)
S.PRI NOIR (FRANCE)

VIEWERS’ CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
REMA (NIGERIA)
**WINNER**SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)
CELESTE (U.K.)
YOUNG T & BUGSEY (U.K.)
HATIK (FRANCE)
STACY (FRANCE)

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