Sha Sha, Burna Boy celebrated for BET wins

29 June 2020 | Art and Entertainment

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Sha Sha and Burna Boy are the toast of Africa following their wins at this year's BET Awards.
The Zimbabwean songstress and amapiano hitmaker Sha Sha became the jewel of southern Africa after she walked away with viewers’ choice best new international act at the prestigious awards ceremony.
The singer signed to DJ Maphorisa's Blaqboy record label in 2018, and has featured on several hits with Maphorisa, DJ Kabza de Small, Samthing Soweto and released her own hit EP.
She beat Rema from Nigeria, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey from the United Kingdom, and Hatik and Sracy from France. The award is decided by fans.

For the fans
The award was presented by South Africa’s own Nomzamo Mbatha.
Accepting the award, Sha Sha thanked her fans for their support and dedicated the award to those who had always stood by her.
“What just happened?! A BET, thank you! My people back at home, all over the world, man,” she tweeted.

Africa matters
Meanwhile, Nigerian musician Burna Boy was named the best international act. Mzansi’s Sho Madjozi was also nominated in the category and after losing to Burna Boy, she said she would work harder next year.
In his acceptance speech, the Gum Body hitmaker said in order for black lives to matter, Africa must matter.

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