The 2022 BET Awards took place yesterday in Los Angeles and as usual, it excited fans of music and movies worldwide with its nominations which were announced on June 1 and performances on June 26. The show was hosted by award-winning actress and singer, Taraji P. Henson.
Many exciting moments were recorded and among them was the performance of YBNL’s very own Fireboy DML who broke a record as the first Afrobeat artist to perform on the BET Awards stage.
The singer said, “Nigeria produces the best Afrobeat songs” when asked how he felt about it. Honestly, it’s such a blessing to be part of the forerunners of this culture and I’m just really excited to see Afrobeats go global because this is what we’ve been fighting for, for centuries. I’m honoured to be part of the generation that made it possible.”
Another exciting feature at the 2022 BET Awards was the ceremony itself. Below is the list of winners across all categories.
Nominees — Fireboy DML, Little Simz, Dave, Major League DJZ, Tayc, Tems, Fally Ipupa, Ludmilla, Dinoz.
Winner — Tems
Young Stars Award
Nominees — Demi Singleton, Akira Akbar, Saniyya Sydney, Storm Reid, Miles Brown and Marsai Martin
Winner — Marsai Martin.
Sportswoman of the Year
Nominees —Candace Parker, Serena Williams, Sha’Carri Richardson, Simon Biles, Naomi Osaka and Britney Griner
Winner — Naomi Osaka.
Sportsman of the year
Nominees— Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Ja Morant, Aaron Donald, Bubba Wallace, Giannis Antetokounmpo
Winner — Stephen Curry
Video Director of the year
Nominees — Messy Elliot, Director X, Benny Boom, Beyonce, Hype Williams, Anderson Paak, and Dikayl Rimmasch
Winner— Anderson Paak
Male RnB Pop Artiste.
Nominees— The Weeknd, Yung Bleu, Blxst, Wizkid, Giveon, Chris Brown, Lucky Daye
Winner — The Weeknd
Gospel Inspirational Artiste
Nominees — Kirk Franklin, Elevation worship, Maverick City, Fred Hammond, Lil Baby, Tauren Wells, Marvin Saap, Kelly Price, H.E.R, Ye.
Winners — Kirk Franklin and Lil Baby.
Nominees — King Richard, The Harder They Fall, Respect, Candyman, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Summer of Soul
Winner— King Richard
Female RnB Pop Artist
Nominees — Doja Cat, Jazmine Sullivan, Summer Walker, H.E.R, Mary J. Blige, Chloe Bailey, Ari Lennox
Winner — Jazmine Sullivan.
Male Hip Hop Artist
Nominees — Drake, Jack Harlow, Kendrick Lamar, Ye, Future, Lil Baby, J.Cole.
Winner — Kendrick Lamar.
Nominees — Sterling K Brown, Will Smith, Adrian Holmes, Forest Whitaker, Jabari Brown, Denzel Washington, Damson Idris, Anthony Anderson.
Winner — Will Smith
Nominees— Essence, Every Chance I get, Whole Lotta Money, Kiss Me More, Family Ties, Way 2 Sexy.
Winner — Essence (Wizkid, Tems, and Justin Bieber)
Female Hip Hop Artist
Nominees — Nicki Minaj, Meghan Thee Stallion, Saweetie, Doja Cat, Cardi B, Latto
Winner Best — Meghan Thee Stallion
Nominees—Quinta Brunson, Issa Rae, Zendaya, Queen Latifah, Coco Jones, Mary J Blige, Aunjanue Ellis, Jennifer Hudson
Winner— Zendaya (Spiderman: No Way Home & Euphoria)
Album of the year
Nominees — Call me if you get lost, An evening with Silk Sonic, Haeux Tales, Planet Her, Back of my mind, Donda, Certified Lover Boy
Winner — An Evening With Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic and Anderson Paak)
Video of the year
Nominees — Kiss Me More, Have Mercy, Pressure, Way 2 Sexy, Family Ties, Smokin Out the window,
Winner — Family Ties (Kendrick Lamar, Baby Keem) and Smoking Out the window (Silk Sonic)
Nominees — Mary J Blige, Doja Cat, Ari Lennox, Chloe Bailey, Jazmine Sull, Summer Walker and Alicia Keys.
Winner — Mary J Blige.
Nominees— Chloe X Halle, Migos, Young Dolph, Lil Baby & Lil Durk, SILK Sonic, Key Durk, City Girls.
Winner — Silk Sonic.
Nominees — Tems, Latto, Priscilla Renea, Baby Keem, Benny the butcher, Yung Bleu
Winner — Latto.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner — Sean Combs