The much talked about BET Awards grand finale was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, USA, on Sunday, June 28.
The 15th edition of the awards ceremony was hosted by ABC Comedy Blackish stars, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The big stars in American music and film came out for yet another year of entertainment at the awards with the hip-hop act Kendrick Lamar opening the awards with an enthusiastic performance.
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The Nigerian nominees in the Best International Act Africa category, Wizkid and Yemi Alade, were not lucky as Ghana’s Stonebwoy went home with the coveted prize. Nicki Minaj and Beyonce were the winners at this year’s BET Awards.
Here is the complete list of winners.
Best International Act: Africa
Stonebwoy (Ghana) (Winner)
AKA (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
Sauti Sol (Kenya)
The Soil (South Africa)
Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown (Winner)
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
The Weeknd — 'Earned It' (From the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack) (Winner)
Avery Sunshine — 'Call My Name'
Jazmine Sullivan feat. Meek Mill — 'Dumb'
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars — 'Uptown Funk'
Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige — 'Stay With Me'
Best New Artist
Sam Smith (Winner)
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj (Winner)
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Kendrick Lamar (Winner)
Rae Sremmurd (Winner)
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From the motion picture Selma) (Winner)
August Alsina feat. Nicki Minaj – 'No Love (Remix)'
Big Sean Feat. E-40 – “'DFWU'
Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – 'Loyal'
Chris Brown Feat. Usher and Rick Ross – 'New Flame'
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Maros – 'Uptown Funk'
Video of the Year
Beyoncé – '7/11' (Winner)
Big Sean feat. E-40 – 'IDFWU'
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – 'Loyal'
Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – 'New Flame'
Common & John Legend – 'Glory' (From the motion picture Selma)
Nicki Minaj – 'Anaconda'
Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé, Ed Burke, & Todd Tourso (Winner)
Best Gospel Artist
Taraji P. Henson (Winner)
Tracee Ellis Ross
Best International Act: U.K.
Terrence Howard (Winner)
Beyond the Lights
Think Like a Man Too
Mo'ne Davis (Winner)
Sportswoman of the Year
Serena Williams (Winner)
Sportsman of the Year
Stephen Curry (Winner)
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Nicki Minaj – 'Only feat. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown'(Winner)Beyoncé – '7/11'
Dej Loaf – 'Try Me'
Kendrick Lamar – 'i'
Rae Sremmurd – 'Throw Sum Mo' feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug
The Weeknd – 'Earned It'
Nigerian acts also received many nominations at the recently released MTV MAMA awards 2015.