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South African rapper Sho Madjozi wins Best New International Act at the BET 2019 Awards, Teni responds
Tsonga rapper, Sho Madjozi won the Best New International Act at the prestigious 2019 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
The BET Awards celebrate black excellence in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The awards are presented annually, and are broadcast live on BET.
Sho Madjozi beat the likes of France’s Jokair and Nesly, the UK’s Headie One and Octavian as well as Teniola Apata from Nigeria. The award was a viewer’s choice, meaning it was voted for by fans.
Speaking on her win, Madjozi says her it is a testament that you can be from any village, in any forgotten part of the world and still be a superstar.
“For the girls that come from where I’m from, which is Limpopo, I just want to say that you don’t need to change who you are, you can still be big,” she said while accepting her award.
Many South Africans woke up to the good news and congratulated Madjozi on her win:
— #LimpopoChampionsLeague (@ShoMadjozi) June 24, 2019
Singer, Teniola Apata popularly known as Teni took to her twitter page to react as he lost the 2019 BET “New International Act Award” to South African Artist, Sho Mad Jazi.
She tweeted saying:
#TeamTeni we didn’t win the awards but we still won, to make it here and be amongst the greats was inspiring!! Congratulations to everyone. And thank you to everyone that keeps supporting me and my brand. One step at a time we will take this to the world