Black Coffee Becomes First South African To Win A BET Award

The South African house DJ made history, and Skepta followed in Stormzy’s footsteps, winning the Best International Act U.K.

June 28, 2016

Black Coffee (Nkosinathi Maphumulo) scored a historic win at the 2016 BET Awards this past weekend, becoming the first South African to win an award, Billboard points out. The South African house DJ and producer took home the award for Best International Act Africa. Black Coffee beat out fellow South Africans AKA and Cassper Nyovest, as well as Wizkid, for the award. "A BET Award comes to our our Land for the first time," he wrote on Instagram. "This is a Great Honour.....We did not do this alone."

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Skepta won the award for Best International Act U.K. this year in a field of nominees that included Stormzy (who won the award last year), Tinie Tempah, Kano, and Lianne La Havas. He was not able to attend the BET ceremony and the award was accepted on his behalf.

Thank you @BET sorry I couldn't be there. Love again to all who voted. Eva you look amazing 💐

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