South Africa’s hip hop recording artist, Jabulani Hadebe, better known by his stage name Sjava, is the winner of 2018 BET Awards’ “Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act”.
So amazing is the fact that the award category was introduced in this year edition of the highly prestigious annual award ceremony that recognizes black people across entertainment spheres – Music, Movies, Sports – and such means he’s the first to be awarded the accolade for the category – archived.
He didn’t do that without immense competition from slews of rising global music heavyweights – including Niniola, Kwesi Arthur, Not3s and others.
Guess who have sent in his congratulation message, Cassper Nyovest who was also at the even held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States, several hours ago. He was part of the nominees for the “Best International Act” which was won by Nigerian Afropop star, Davido
— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) June 25, 2018
Check out the list of nominees below.
Viewers’ Choice Awards: Best New International Act
- MC Soffia (Brazil)
- Nailah Blackman (Trinidad & Tobago)
- Niniola (Nigeria)
- Not3s (UK)
- Prince Waly (France)
- Sik-K (South Korea)
- SJava (South Africa) – WINNER
- TakeAMic (France)
- IamDDB (UK)
- Kwesi Arthur (Ghana)