BET A-List Awards 2016 honoured twenty of South Africa’s most influential personalities in entertainment, sports, music, comedy, television and film.
The star-studded event was convened at the Arcadia Ballroom of the Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.
Hosted by South African personalities, Nandi Madida and Ayanda Thabethe, the Entertainment channel BET (DStv channel 129) honored the likes of Bonang Matheba, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Riky Rick and many more of South Africa’s media elite.
BET Awards Twenty Of South Africa’s Most Influential Personalities
Thabang Moleya, who received an award for BET A-List Director praised the awards saying, “It’s a great initiative by BET. I think it’s very important for the industry to acknowledge and recognize the people who are really making a difference in the industry. To just take a moment to say ‘Thank you, you’re doing well’ and ‘Keep going’, so thank you BET.”
According to Lerato Mbangeni for iol.co.za, Monde Twala, the vice-president of BET, youth and music at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, said: “We are excited to reveal our new flagship entertainment show BET A-List and to simultaneously highlight individuals and groups who we feel are in a class of their own – men and women who are achieving above and beyond, flying the flag for South Africa beyond our borders and helping to transform our culture.”
The event, including the awards presentations, will be aired on Thursday, September 15, at 18:35 on BET (DStv channel 129).
Here’s the list of twenty BET A-List winners
BET A-List Radio & TV personality (female): Bonang Matheba
BET A-List Radio & TV personality (male): Somizi Mhlongo
BET A-List Actress: Terry Pheto
BET A-List Director: Thabang Moleya
BET A-List Writer: Zakes Mda
BET A-List Game Changers (TV/film): Shona and Connie Ferguson
BET A-List Comedians: Nicholas, Donovan and Jason Goliath
BET A-List DJ: Black Coffee
BET A-List Game Changer (music): Cassper Nyovest
BET A-List Rising Star: Nasty CBET A-List Most Stylish Musician: Riky Rick
BET A-List Style Icon: David Tlale
BET A-List Social Media Star: AKA
BET A-List Sportswoman: Caster Semenya
BET A-List Sportsman: Wayde van Niekerk
BET A-List Philanthropist: DJ Sbu
BET A-List Entrepreneur: Khanyi Dhlomo
Watch snippets of the red carpet appearances from the Times Live SnapChat below