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FAB NEWS: 2Face Idibia & D’Banj Of Nigeria, Win BIG At The 2011 BET AWARDS!

Filed under : Africa, Entertainment, Music

Happy Monday boys & girls!!


The 2011 BET Awards have come and gone!

Held at the Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles, California, the awards show were hosted by actor/funny-man, Kevin Hart. The annual BET event also featured performances by top acts such as Beyonce, Jill Scott (& Idris Elba), Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige, among many others. There were also special tributes to Steve Harvey as the Humanitarian Award Honoree and Patti LaBelle as the Life Achievement Award winner.

Of course we are super excited about the talent that was repping Africa at the 2011 BET Awards & a double kudos to Naija *wink*, Nigeria for scooping the award for Best International Act – Africa! While it was disappointing that this particular segment was NOT televised, we are here…..

Best International Act (Africa)
WINNER: 2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
WINNER: D’ Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Teargas (South Africa)


2Face Idibia

The complete list of 2011 BET Awards winners is as follows:

Viewer’s Choice
WINNER: Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name?”

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
WINNER: Jennifer Hudson

Best Male R&B Artist
WINNER: Chris Brown
Cee-Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group
WINNER: Diddy Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Lola Monroe
WINNER: Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
WINNER: Kanye West

Best Collaboration
B.o.B ft. Haley Williams of Paramore, “Airplanes”
WINNER: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, “Look At Me Now”
Kanye West ft. Rihanna, “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall, “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale, “No Hands”
Rihanna ft. Drake, “What’s My Name”

Best New Artist
J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
WINNER: Wiz Khalifa

YoungStars Award
Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
WINNER: Jaden Smith
WINNER: Willow Smith

Best Gospel
Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
WINNER: Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Centric Award
WINNER: Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benét
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act (UK)
VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder
WINNER: Tinie Tempah

Best Actress
Halle Berry
WINNER: Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoë Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor
Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
WINNER: Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

Best Movie
Death at a Funeral
WINNER: For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Too?

Sportswoman of the Year
Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
WINNER: Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
WINNER: Michael Vick

Photo: (2Face Idibia)

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