The BET Awards ceremony honouring the best in Black music, culture, and athletics, honoured Sean “Diddy” Combs with the lifetime achievement award. With Taraji P. Henson as emcee, it took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Smith won the BET Prize for outstanding actor, while Nigeria’s Wizkid took home the award for Best Collaboration. His winning song, ‘Essence,’ which included Justin Bieber and Tems, won the category.
Nigerian female artiste Tems also won the Best International Act award as she beat Dave (UK), Dinos (France), Fally Ipupa (DRC), Fireboy DML (Nigeria), Little Simz (UK), Ludmilla (Brazil), Major League DJZ (South Africa) and Tayc (France)..
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist – Jazmine Sullivan
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist – The Weeknd
Best Group – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
Best Collaboration – Wizkid feat. Justin Bieber & Tems – “Essence”
Best Female Hip Hop Artist – Megan Thee Stallion
Best Male Hip Hop Artist – Kendrick Lamar
Video of the Year – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) –
Best New Artist – Latto
Album of the Year – Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) – “An Evening with Silk Sonic”
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin – “We Win”
Best International Act – Tems (Nigeria)
Best Movie – “King Richard”Best Actor – Will Smith – “King Richard”
Best Actress – Zendaya – “Euphoria” / “Spider-Man: No Way Home
”Youngstars Award – Marsai Martin