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The 2014 BET awards held on Sunday at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, saw African entertainers emerge winners.
Some of the Africans that won awards were Nigerian pop star, David ‘Davido’ Adeleke; U.K.-born Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor; Kenya’s star actress, Lupita Nyong’O

“12 Years a Slave” was chosen as best movie, with the film’s stars, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor, walking home with Best actress and Best actor respectively.

Davido beat other Africa artistes including Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Ghana’s Sarkodie, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz and Togo’s Toofan to win the “Best international Act- Africa”.

Earlier in June, Davido also won the ‘Best African Act’ award at the MTV Africa Music Awards.

An excited Davido announced he won via his @iam_Davido Twitter handle, “Thanks to all my fans!! WE WON”.

The BET’s African best act category has been largely dominated by Nigerian artistes in recent times. At the 2013 edition of the BET, Nigerian rapper, Ice Prince, won the award, while at 2012 edition, Wizkid and Ghana’s Sarkodie were joint winners; just as Tuface and D’banj were also joint winners of the category at the 2011 edition of the awards.

The biggest winner of the night was Beyonce. The pop superstar won three awards, including the 2014 FANdemonium award, voted by viewers.

See winners list below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé (WINNER)
Janelle Monáe
Jhené Aiko
K. Michelle
Rihanna
Tamar Braxton

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Pharrell Williams (WINNER)
August Alsina
Chris Brown
John Legend
Justin Timberlake

Best Collaboration

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”
PHOTOS ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Thelma & Louise’ Stars Reunite

Best Movie

12 Years a Slave (WINNER)
The Best Man Holiday
Fruitvale Station
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Best Actress

Lupita Nyong’o (WINNER)
Angela Bassett
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington
Oprah Winfrey

Best Actor

Chiwetel Ejiofor (WINNER)
Forest Whitaker
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
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

Drake (WINNER)
Future
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj (WINNER)
Angel Haze
Charli Baltimore
Eve
Iggy Azalea

Best Group

Young Money (WINNER)
A$AP Mob
Daft Punk
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
TGT

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Kevin Durant (WINNER)
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Carmelo Anthony
Blake Griffin
LeBron James

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Serena Williams (WINNER)
Brittney Griner
Lolo Jones
Skylar Diggins
Venus Williams

Best Gospel Artist

Tamela Mann (WINNER)
Donnie McClurkin
Erica Campbell
Hezekiah Walker
Tye Tribbett

Best New Artist

August Alsina (WINNER)
Ariana Grande
Mack Wilds
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q

YoungStars Award

KeKe Palmer (WINNER)
Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Jaden Smith
Zendaya

Centric Award

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)
Dizzee Rascal
Ghetts
Laura Mvula
Rita Ora
Tinie Tempah

Video Director of the Year

Hype Williams (WINNER)
Benny Boom
Chris Brown
Colin Tilley
Director X

Best International Act: Africa

Davido (Nigeria) (WINNER)
Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
Mafikizolo (South Africa)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Toofan (Togo)

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