The 13th season of Nigeria’s top hip-hop competition show, MTV Base Cypher has come to a close, and mentor, Reminisce has crowned a winner: Hayzee. Sponsored by candy brand TomTom, Hayzee earned himself a cool cash prize of N1million after fending off stiff competition from 31 other rappers spanning Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.
The season finale was one for the books as the final eight contestants—Flexbizzle, Hayzee, Kingrexxie, Fozter, Baron Jay, Emortal, Apex, Diyo Matalo, and Spydermanne displayed their lyrical prowess with record-worthy deliveries. After an applause-worthy performance, Fozter emerged 2nd runner up while Baron Jay took the well-deserved position of 1st runner up.
Cadbury’s Category Lead (Gum and Candy) in West Africa, Morolake Emokpaire, acknowledged that “The quality of the performances we saw from the contestants and the reception of the public to the unique challenges executed through the season highlights the essence of our “Breathe for it” campaign, which is to inspire, focus and build clarity in the pursuit of excellence through their various touch points. In like manner with the MTV Base Cypher, we will continue to seek out innovative avenues to connect with various expressions of individual talents.
When asked “Why Hayzee?” mentor, Reminisce said, “Hayzee’s lyrics, technical ability, and everything else was a consistent 80, 85, 90. He topped the chart on all levels. It was truly a well-deserved win”.
“I want to say a big thank you to MTV Base and TomTom for this big opportunity to not only learn, but also showcase my talents to the world,” commented Hayzee on his competition experience. “I also recognise the effort of Reminisce, Tobi shang, DJ Embassy, Rooboy and all who made my efforts shine through. To all the finalists, congratulations to us, we are all winners,” he remarked.
Bada Akintunde-Johnson, Country Manager at Paramount Africa, noted that, “With the argument building around Nigeria’s dying HipHop culture, platforms like the MTV Base Cypher offer a unique opportunity to identify young budding talent, battle test them and showcase their potential to the world. We hope the contestants in this ‘Freshman Class’ take their experience to heart and use this as a stepping stone to be excellent artistes in the years to come.”
A short form content series that caters to the rap culture and gives performers an opportunity to share their truth, this season of MTV Base Cypher was more competitive as the financial backing provided by Nigeria’s number one candy brand, TomTom forced rappers to be at the top of their game every single week.
To watch reruns of the episode, check out MTV Base Africa on Youtube. You can also follow @mtvbasewest across all social media platforms for more exciting scoops from the show and join the conversation using the hashtags #TomTomxMTVBase and #MTVBaseCypher.
Photo Caption: Temitope Dania, Commercial Manager, Paramount Africa; MTV Base Cypher Season 13 winner, Hayzee, and Temilolu Fagbote, Brand Manager, TomTom at the cheque presentation ceremony held recently at the Cadbury Nigeria Plc. office in Ikeja.
Celebrating the intersection of art, empowerment and photography as ProjectX week-long event rounds up
Non-profit photography empowerment initiative, ProjectX, has wrapped up its 6-day exhibition and empowerment event held at Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos.
Featuring a series of insightful discussions, workshops, and industry-focused panel sessions, the just-concluded event was an incredible opportunity for leading Nigerian photographers, Aham Ibeleme(Aham Ibeleme Photography), Emmanuel Oyeleke (EOP studios), and Yagazie Eguare (Gazmadu Studios) to commemorate a decade’s worth of artistic excellence and impact in the Nigerian photography industry.
Established as well as up-and-coming photographers who attended the ProjectX event were provided with valuable knowledge and insights needed to thrive in the current climate. As the keynote speaker during the opening ceremony, Isaac Emokpae shared on the value of service excellence and importance of tenacity in building a sustainable photography and creative business in today’s economic landscape. On charting the path to career success in photography, he highlighted identifying a creative niche and specialising in a well-defined field of execution as crucial.
Legendary photographers, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Jokotade Shonowo (Poshclick), Hakeem Salaam (HSP images), and creative entrepreneur, Onye Ubanatu, were at the forefront of a remarkable panel session that delivered profound gems on ’Scaling and Sustainability as a Photographer’. Doyen of Nigerian photography, Don Barber gave an enthralling account of his journey to photography and positioning himself as a professional creating value for his clients during the fireside chat.
During the exclusive workshop sessions for photographers and creatives, Aham gave attendees an exposition on his shooting techniques through a session titled, “How I shot it”; Emmanuel explored conceptualisation and perfect execution in his session on “How I see it,” and Yagazie taught on “The Art of Making Connections.” As an added bonus, Attendees won multiple gifts each day of the event, which included a canon camera and Aham’s bestselling book “How I shot it”.
Participants were given the rare privilege of attending an exhibition of a specially curated body of work throughout the six days of the event. They also had the opportunity to network with peers, apply for one-on-one mentorship sessions and pitch their photography business ideas for possible funding.
The ProjectX week-long event proved to be a creative and artistic feast for the next generation of photographers who are looking to upskill through structured training, mentorship, and exceptional experiences. The nation’s photography industry has a lot to benefit from landmark training and exhibitions like the ProjectX Empowerment
initiative, that not only directs the current photography terrain but also shapes its evolution as a distinct, modern art form.
OMO donates clothing items to vulnerable people in Abuja, Kwara and Lagos through ‘Lend A Hand Of Care’ campaign
As part of its continuous efforts to promote social good, Unilever’s generational and innovative detergent brand, OMO, has donated thousands of clothing and household items to NGOs in Abuja, Kwara and Lagos targeted at empowering vulnerable groups through its ‘Lend A Hand Of Care’ campaign.
The campaign, which began with a call for Nigerians to donate pre-loved clothing materials during the last Ramadan season, saw the brand receive over 10,000 pieces of clothing across the country.
“The OMO ‘Lend A Hand Of Care’ campaign started during the season of Ramadan when we saw a need to give back to the society. We asked the public to donate clothes to enable us to provide clothing to the less privileged or people that cannot afford good or decent clothes for themselves,” Chinonyerem Opara, Brand Manager, OMO, explained while speaking at the handover to the Victorious Foundation in Lagos. “We are immensely grateful to the well-meaning Nigerians who answered the call and made this possible,” she added.
The brand manager also pointed out that the Brand had taken the hygiene of recipients into consideration and had ensured all clothes donated were washed with OMO before being packed and handed over.
The ‘Lend A Hand Of Care’ campaign is an offshoot of the ‘Dirt is good’ campaign, which was designed to change the perception around dirt being bad so that children could be active, learn and reach their full potential.
“OMO as a brand of heritage, has over the years evolved and has continued to remain innovative. This is because we see the need to constantly give parents the confidence to allow their kids explore, be inquisitive, be curious and get dirty; so they can be the change-makers we all want them to be. As parents, we do not have to worry about the
stains on their clothes because we are confident that OMO is there to take out these tough stains and make the clothes clean again,” Opara added on the ‘Dirt is good’ initiative.
In addition to the clothing items donated, OMO also donated Unilever product packs, including cartons of Closeup toothpaste, Knorr seasoning cubes, as well as bags of OMO detergent.
African stars Tems, Wizkid, and Mental Health advocate Sitawa Wafulu, were announced winners at the 2022 BET Awards which was held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles.
The annual melting pot of black culture and entertainment celebrated talent and culture from across all corners of the world.
Tems, who was nominated across three categories — Best International Act, Best Collaboration, and Best New Artiste — was announced the winner in two of the categories. The multi-genre star, who made history on Sunday as the first African woman to win the Best International Award beat her Nigerian contemporary, Fireboy DML; South African sensation, Major League DJZ; British rap queen, Little Simz; Congolese star, Fally Ipupa; French “Solaar,” Dinos; Award-winning British rapper and lyricist, Dave; Cameroonian-French singer, Tayc and Brazilian sensation, Ludmilla who were also nominated for the category.
Receiving her award, she said, “Thank you so much for this, thank you so much. It is an honour, this is my first award show that I’m winning something.” The 27-year-old also won the Best Collaboration Award alongside music legends Wizkid and Justin Bieber, for the global-chart-topping masterpiece, “Essence”.
Scoring a different first, Fireboy DML had the first-ever African performance on the BET stage. The star set the stage ablaze with his fan-favourite, “Peru” and all-new single, “Playboy”.
“The 2022 BET Awards was filled with many proud moments. Cultures biggest night was a true display of our rich and colourful diversity,” said Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Paramount Africa and Peer Lead BET International. “It was such an honour to not only celebrate all nominees and winners, but to also experience their amazing ingenuity and power of creativity. I say a hearty congratulation to all nominees, winners and honorees for the well deserved recognition.”
For her outstanding work with mental health in Africa, Kenya’s Sitawa Wafula was recognised as the Global Good Honouree. Past recipients of this Award include Brazilian
activist and writer Djamila Ribeiro, French social justice activist Assa Traoré, and artist and philanthropist Akon.
The night also included a star-studded tribute to Sean “Diddy” Combs who was honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award, making the show once again the #1 trending topic on Twitter.
Other significant winners at the Awards include, Jazmine Sullivan (Best Female R&B/Pop Artist), Megan Thee Stallion (Best Female Hip Hop Artist), Kendrick Lamar (Best Male Hip Hop Artist), Latto (Best New Artist), The Weeknd (Best male R&B/Pop Artist), Marsai Martin (Youngstars Award), Naomi Osaka (Sportswoman of the Year Award) and Stephen Curry (Sportsman of the Year Award).
Fireboy DML, Lil Wayne, Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Joey Bada$$, Kirk Franklin, Latto, Lizzo, Maverick City Music, Muni Long, Roddy Ricch, and more to perform at “BET Awards” 2022
BET announced 5x GRAMMY ® Award Winning and Multi-Platinum Artist Lil Wayne will join the show-stopping lineup of performers which includes; Fireboy DML, Babyface, Chance The Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai GIVĒON, Jack Harlow, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto, Lizzo, Muni Long, Roddy Ricch taking the stage at “BET Awards” 2022.
Additionally, up-and-coming artists, GoGo Morrow and OGI will be gracing the BET Amplified Stage, BET Music’s stamp of approval on the next big thing in music.
Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, the “BET AWARDS” will air live on Monday, 27 June 2022 on BET Africa, DStv channel 129 at 01:00 WAT/ 02:00 CAT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and the repeat will air on Monday, 27 June at 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT.
BET will kick off the celebration with “BET Awards ’22: Red Carpet Live!” on BET starting at 01:00 AM CAT . Hosted by Terrence J, the pre-show will include performances by Capella Grey, Fast Life Yungstaz, Juvenile, Pheelz, Saucy Santana, and Victoria Monet. The pre-show will feature red carpet correspondent Pretty Vee, DJ Jae Murphy, and more. Affion Crockett will host the BET Awards Red Carpet Twitter Live Stream Show.
This year’s star-studded presenters include; Big Freedia, Bleu, Carl Anthony Payne II, Crystal Hayslett, Daniel Kaluuya, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Idris Elba, Irv Gotti, Janelle Monáe, Keke Palmer, Kelly Rowland, KJ Smith, Luke James, Marsai Martin, Mignon, Nene Leakes, Ne-Yo, Novi Brown, Ray J, Sanaa Lathan, Serayah, Tamar Braxton, Terrence J, Tisha Campbell, and Will Packer. MC Lyte returns as the ceremony’s announcer and DJ Diamond Kuts returns as the house DJ. Culture’s biggest night, the “BET Awards,” continues its reign in its twenty-second year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating Black music’s present and future and elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change. Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News will oversee the annual show, along with Jamal Noisette, VP,
Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, who will serve as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as Executive Producers. For the latest “BET Awards” 2022 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.
Registration for the eNaira hackathon, geared towards ideating innovative solutions for the newly launched digital currency, organised by the Africa Fintech Foundry (an innovative hub established to identify and accelerate innovative startups in Africa), in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is billed to open on June 27, 2022, and run till July 21, 2022.
A statement issued by the organisers said the main event, which is billed to kick-off from August 4, 2022, is part of efforts to drive financial inclusion, facilitate macroeconomic growth and integrate Nigerian economy to the world leading economies through innovation and cutting edge emerging technologies. It therefore urged interested participants to visit the eNaira Hackathon www.affcbnhack.com to register from June 27, 2022.
With the theme “eNaira – Africa’s Gateway to a Digital Economy,” the hybrid hackathon will bring together teams of talented entrepreneurs, developers, designers, solution developers, problem-solvers, out-of-the-box thinkers, and code magicians from Africa to develop innovative solutions that will drive improved adoption of the eNaira.
Speaking on innovation in Nigeria’s payments system ecosystem, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele recently said: “We cannot deny the fact that the newly introduced CBDC (eNaira) would be necessary in the future to ensure Nigeria is competitive as the world becomes increasingly digital. We have seen in the past few years how digital currencies have opened international economies to individuals who wield them and how seamless they have made trading, buying, investing and other economic activities.
“We desire to achieve this and more with the eNaira with the underlying goal to boost Nigeria’s economic outlook. Innovators at the hackathon will develop solutions in the areas of international remittance, trans-border payment, blockchain, financial inclusion, and trade (AfCTFA),” he added.
The statement issued by the organisers said the hackathon will address the strategic points to eliminate possible glitches that could hamper smooth transactions being carried out with the eNaira.
Kenyan mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula named BET International Global Good Honoree for the “BET Awards” 2022
Today, BET International announced Kenyan mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula will be honored with the Global Good Award as part of the “BET Awards” 2022.
The Global Good Award is BET International’s recognition of global celebrities and public figures who use their platform for social responsibility, goodness, and commitment to the welfare of the global Black community. Past Global Good honorees include Brazilian activist and writer Djamila Ribeiro, French social justice activist Assa Traoré, and artist and philanthropist Akon.
Wafula is a blogger and activist who started the first free mental health support line in Kenya. The impact of her blog posts got her a seat on the stakeholder forum that audited mental health care in Kenya (Read Report), and the National Committee that developed the Kenya Mental Health Policy (2015-2030). Her blog also won a Google Award (2014) for its consistency and authenticity on matters mental health.
In 2013, she founded My Mind My Funk (MMMF) as an extension of her blog and ran it as a resource hub that provided mental health information and support. Her multifaceted approach to addressing mental health issues led to her recognition as a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Champion by the Ministry of Health, Kenya. Internationally, she is a Senior Fellow at Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship and a member of Africa Europe Foundation’s Strategic Group on Health.
“The silence and stigma around mental health has unfortunately been part of the African, and subsequently the Black Community’s culture. By putting a global spotlight on mental health, BET is paving the way for these conversations to move from taboo topics that are not talked about in our culture to conversations we can have on the dinner table. By recognizing me and the work I have done so far, BET is affirming me, and those struggling with their mental health, to keep talking about their personal experiences. This recognition is also a testimony for all the female African innovators who have solutions for their communities but are afraid to bring them to light because of the statistics and factors that do not favor female innovators,” says Wafula.
“We are proud to honor Sitawa Wafula with the 2022 BET International Global Good Award and spotlight the critical work she’s doing around mental health awareness in African communities,” said Monde Twala, SVP/GM, Paramount Africa & Peer Lead BET International. “We’re continuing BET’s legacy of recognizing inspiring Black men and women who have touched lives through their work and contributed to the progress and upliftment of the global Black community.
Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, “BET Awards” 2022 will air LIVE Sunday, June 26 on BET at 8 pm ET/ PT from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Internationally, the show will air on BET Africa, BET France and will be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as BET Pluto in the UK and Brazil.
For the latest “BET Awards” 2022 news and updates, including details on audience selection and eligibility, please visit BET.com/bet-awards.
Soon-to-launch non-profit photography empowerment initiative, ProjectX is set to inspire and elevate the minds of the next generation of photographers through a series of expert-led panel discussions, masterclasses, and one-on-one mentorship sessions to be held from Monday, June 20th to Saturday, June 25th, 2022.
Founded by photography bigwigs, Aham Ibeleme (Aham Ibeleme Studios), Emmanuel Oyeleke (EOP studios), and Yagazie Eguare (Gazmadu Studios), the ProjectX initiative was conceived to celebrate ten years of excellence, growth, transformation, relevance, and impact in the photography industry and Nigeria at large.
The 6-day event will feature intriguing panel sessions as well as exclusive workshop sessions strategically designed to empower their business to thrive in the current climate. All registered participants will also be granted the opportunity to attend a private exhibition of the curators’ body of work in photography, and will also get the unique opportunity to network, apply for one-on-one mentorship sessions and pitch their photography business ideas for possible funding/support.
The event also provides unrivalled opportunities for partner organisations and sponsors to contribute to business development in the nation while providing their business with the visibility they need to connect with a wider range of creatives across the continent. Their unique contributions will better position these entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace in Nigeria, Africa and across the globe.
The event is created for accomplished and up-and-coming photographers with very little experience, as well as art and photography lovers to come and join in the artistic feast at the ProjectX event. Those who are unable to join the event due to registration closure are encouraged to follow the event and post event updates through their social media platform @projectx_collective on Instagram.
AFRICAN STARS, TEMS, FIREBOY, MAJOR LEAGUE DJz AND FALLY IPUPA NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT AT THE BET AWARDS 2022
BET announces the “BET Awards” 2022 nominees with Doja Cat leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. Hosted by Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, “BET Awards” 2022 will air live on Monday, 27 June 2022 on BET Africa, DStv channel 129 at 01:00 WAT/ 02:00 CAT from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and the repeat will air on Monday, 27 June at 19:00 WAT/ 20:00 CAT.
“We are exhilarated to recognize this year’s nominees, international and most importantly our African nominees who always bring dynamic, entertaining and celebrated content to our attention through their incredible creativity and talent. The fact that our African artists like Major League DJz, Tems, Wizkid, and Fireboy DML are recognized on a worldwide scale at this year’s BET Awards demonstrates that their incredible work will always be valued and cherished. We look forward to celebrating all our international nominees at this year BET Awards,” concludes Monde Twala, Senior Vice-President and General Manager for Paramount Africa and Peer Lead, BET International.
Tems and FireboyDML were both nominated in the ‘Best International Act’ category. Other nominees under this category include British rapper, Dave; French rapper, Dinos; Congolese Singer-Songwriter, Fally Ipupa; British rapper and singer, Little Simz; Brazilian ‘Fala Mal de Mim’ Crooner, Ludmilla; South African sibling group, Major League DJz and French chart-topper Tayc.
Wizkid was nominated for the Best Male R&B/ Pop Artist category as well as the Best collaboration category for the Essence masterpiece produced with Justin Bieber and Tems. Tems got an additional nod with a Best New Artiste nomination, bringing her nominations up to three.
Doja Cat is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ for Planet Her, ‘BET Her’ for Woman, ‘Video of the Year’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA, and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for Kiss Me More featuring SZA.
Ari Lennox and Drake garnered the second most nods with four nominations each. Ari Lennox is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’ for Pressure, ‘BET Her’ for Pressure, and ‘BET Her’ for Unloyal by Summer Walker & Ari Lennox. Drake’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and
Young Thug, ‘Video of the Year’ for Way 2 Sexy featuring Future and Young Thug, and ‘Album of the Year’ for Certified Lover Boy. Baby Keem, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak), Chlöe, Future, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Baby, Mary J. Blige, and Tems are the third-highest with three nominations each.
“BET Awards” 2022 nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers, and creative arts.
Culture’s biggest night, “BET Awards” 2022 continues to reign in its twenty-second year as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating the present and future of Black music by elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.
Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming, Music Strategy, and News will oversee the annual show, along with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, who will serve as Co-Executive Producer for BET. Jesse Collins Entertainment is the production company for the show with Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay serving as Executive Producers.
The complete list of nominees for “BET Awards” 2022 are:
Best International Act
MAJOR LEAGUE DJZ (SOUTH AFRICA)
FALLY IPUPA (DRC)
FIREBOY DML (NIGERIA)
LITTLE SIMZ (UK)
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
MARY J. BLIGE
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
ESSENCE – WIZKID FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS
EVERY CHANCE I GET – DJ KHALED FEAT. LIL BABY & LIL DURK
FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
KISS ME MORE – DOJA CAT FEAT. SZA
WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG
WHOLE LOTTA MONEY (REMIX) – BIA FEAT. NICKI MINAJ
Best New Artist
BENNY THE BUTCHER
BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC
CHLÖE X HALLE
LIL BABY & LIL DURK
YOUNG DOLPH & KEY GLOCK
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
MEGAN THEE STALLION
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Video of the Year
FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR
HAVE MERCY – CHLÖE
KISS ME MORE – DOJA CAT FEAT. SZA
PRESSURE – ARI LENNOX
SMOKIN OUT THE WINDOW – BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC
WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG
Video Director of the Year
ANDERSON .PAAK A.K.A. DIRECTOR .PAAK
BEYONCÉ & DIKAYL RIMMASCH
Album of the Year
AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC – BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON.PAAK, SILK SONIC
BACK OF MY MIND – H.E.R.
CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST – TYLER, THE CREATOR
CERTIFIED LOVER BOY – DRAKE
DONDA – KANYE WEST
HEAUX TALES, MO’ TALES: THE DELUXE – JAZMINE SULLIVAN
PLANET HER – DOJA CAT
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
ALL IN YOUR HANDS – MARVIN SAPP
COME TO LIFE – KANYE WEST
GRACE – KELLY PRICE
HALLELUJAH – FRED HAMMOND
HOLD US TOGETHER (HOPE MIX) – H.E.R. & TAUREN WELLS
JIREH – ELEVATION WORSHIP & MAVERICK CITY MUSIC
WE WIN – LIL BABY X KIRK FRANKLIN
BEST OF ME (ORIGINALS) – ALICIA KEYS
GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS – MARY J. BLIGE
HAVE MERCY – CHLÖE
PRESSURE – ARI LENNOX
ROSTER – JAZMINE SULLIVAN
UNLOYAL – SUMMER WALKER & ARI LENNOX
WOMAN – DOJA CAT
SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY
SUMMER OF SOUL
THE HARDER THEY FALL
ADRIAN HOLMES – BEL AIR
ANTHONY ANDERSON – BLACK-ISH
DAMSON IDRIS – SNOWFALL
DENZEL WASHINGTON – THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
FOREST WHITAKER – RESPECT | GODFATHER OF HARLEM
JABARI BANKS – BEL AIR
STERLING K. BROWN – THIS IS US
WILL SMITH – KING RICHARD
AUNJANUE ELLIS – KING RICHARD
COCO JONES – BEL AIR
ISSA RAE – INSECURE
JENNIFER HUDSON – RESPECT
MARY J. BLIGE – POWER BOOK II: GHOST
QUEEN LATIFAH – THE EQUALIZER
QUINTA BRUNSON – ABBOTT ELEMENTARY
REGINA KING – THE HARDER THEY FALL
ZENDAYA – EUPHORIA | SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Sportswoman of the Year Award
Sportsman of the Year Award
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