Music News | 2 July 2012 09:47 CET

Wizkid, Sarkodie, Jay Z, Kanye West Win At 2012 BET Awards

Source: Osaremen Ehi James/

Nigeria's music artiste, Ayodeji Balogun popularly known as Wizkid has won an award as the Best International Act at the 2012 Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards held on Sunday night of July 1.

Wizkid won the prestigious awards with his Ghanaian counterpart, Sarkodie yesterday. The show was held The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, USA. It was hosted by veteran Hollywood actor, Samuel L Jackson.

Wizkid and Sarkodie won in the Best International Act (Africa) category. The two artistes have been tipped to win the awards before yesterday.

2Face and D'Banj jointly won the BET awards in 2011.

Other winners of 2012 awards were Jay Z, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Beyonce and others.

Below are some of the winners as at press time.

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown-Winner
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj-Winner
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne-Winner

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean-Winner
Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé f/ J. Cole – “Party””
Big Sean f/ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne – “I'm On One”
Drake f/ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”-Winner

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Ni**as in Paris”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”-Winner
Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson-Winner
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams-Winner
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

YoungStars Award
Diggy simmons- Winner
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers' Choice Award
Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love onTop”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”-Winner
The Throne f/ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32-Winner

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)-Winner
Wizkid (Nigeria)-Winner

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis-Winner
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart-Winner
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red TailsThe Help-Winner

Entertainer of the Year
Chris Brown

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams-Winner
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Duran-Winner

Lifetime Achievement Award
Maze, featuring Frankie Beverly

Humanitarian Award
The Reverend Al Sharpton

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