Davido won the coveted Best International Act (Africa) award at the BET awards 2014, held Sunday at the Nokia theater L.A. Live in the United States.
The ‘Aye’ singer has had a good year so far winning at the MAMAs and now the BET awards in Africa category where other artists like Sarkodie – Ghana, Tiwa Savage – Nigeria, Diamond Platnumz – Tanzania , Mafikizolo – South Africa, Toofan – Togo were nominated alongside Davido.
Meanwhile Diamond Platinumz who had been nominated along Davido lost out marking the second loss in a row for East Africa at the BET.
Lupita also turned out as the other African winner of the night after she was awarded as the best actress.
Last year, Uganda’s dynamic duo of Radio and Weasle were nominated in the same category but lost out to Nigeria’s Wiz Kid.
Meanwhile the awards began under the shadow of violence, with one man reportedly having been shot to death and another stabbed in two seperate pre-show incidents.
BET said the preshow parties at which the violence occurred were not officially affiliated with the awards show. During the show, Rock joked that this is the only awards show where people worry about their safety.
Find the nominees below, with winners in bold;
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love” (WINNER)
August Alsina f/ Trinidad Jame$ – “I Luv This”
Drake f/ Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
Robin Thicke f/ T.I. & Pharrell Williams – “Blurred Lines”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”
12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
The Best Man Holiday
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Lupita Nyong’o (WINNER)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (WINNER)
Michael B. Jordan
Video of the Year
Pharrell Williams – “Happy” (WINNER)
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Beyoncé f/ JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Chris Brown – “Fine China”
Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
Young Money (WINNER)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Subway Sportsman of the Year
Kevin Durant (WINNER)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams (WINNER)
Best Gospel Artist
Tamela Mann (WINNER)
Best New Artist
August Alsina (WINNER)
Rich Homie Quan
KeKe Palmer (WINNER)
Jhené Aiko – “The Worst” (WINNER)
Aloe Blacc – “The Man”
Jennifer Hudson f/ T.I. – “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Wale f/ Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing”
Best International Act: UK
Krept & Konan (WINNER)
Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams (WINNER)
Best International Act: Africa
Davido (Nigeria) (WINNER)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)