South African rapper AKA refused to join his fellow nominees on stage after South African DJ Black Coffee won the ‘Best International Act: Africa’ at the 2016 BET Awards.
The ‘Run Jozi’ rapper sat in his chair when Cassper Nyovest, Diamond Platinumz, MzVee and Serge Beynaud joined Coffee on stage.
Nigerians Wizkid and Yemi Alade did not attend the presentation.
Live FM is the awards scheme’s official media network in Ghana after agreeing to a deal with Viacom International Media Networks, owners of the successful global network BET.
The 2016 BET Awards kicks off at 8 p.m. EDT and will air around the world on BET’s international network. It will air in Africa on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Station executives say the partnership will see LIVE FM playing a key partnership role in the Best International Act: Africa category, which for the past few years gone by has been a point of interest for most followers of the BET Awards in the continent.
Business Manager at LIVE 91.9 FM, John Foley, said:
“This is welcoming for us as a station and also for the whole continent. We are pleased to be partnering Viacom for this. The Best International Act: Africa award is one that we all follow with keen interest and for a vibrant station like LIVE to be chosen as key partner is most refreshing.”
The BET Awards is in its 16th year. This year’s will honour artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories, and will also feature a tribute to Prince.
Started last year, LIVE FM is yet Ghana’s most exciting urban youth radio brand with a large following.
The station belongs to leading media group EIB Network, which also owns Ultimate FM, GH One TV, Starr FM, Kasapa FM, Empire FM, Abusua FM, Agoo FM, Agoo TV, and the Daily Heritage newspaper.