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June 14, 2019 Watch: Bonang bags award at the Sunday Times Next Generation Awards

Watch: Bonang bags award at the Sunday Times Next Generation Awards

Bonang Matheba bags an award at the Sunday Times Next Generation Awards in Jo’burg on Thursday.

The media personality still wallows in the excitement that came with the award and all of the beautiful moments made.

Watching the media personality walk up the satge to receive the award as the Coolest Online Influencer was totally lit.

It would also be bad, if we fail to mention her outfit for the awards; Bonang is such a killer; Queen B was in a classy and exquisite dress.

Watch some of the beautiful moments here:

June 13, 2019 Nipsey Hussle to Be Honored with Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

Nipsey Hussle to Be Honored with Humanitarian Award at BET Awards

The Marathon continues. Nipsey Hussle’s humanitarian work will be celebrated at the 2019 BET Awards.

The revered rapper will be posthumously honored with the Humanitarian Award during the 19th annual show. As an activist, philanthropist, and businessman, Neighborhood Nip dedicated years of work to helping his South Los Angeles community, and was also a devoted son, brother, father, partner, and friend.

Additionally, DJ Khaled, YG, and John Legend will perform a tribute to the beloved MC, who is nominated for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist at the awards.

“As a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Head of Programming at BET. “We are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue. It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”

Past Humanitarian Award recipients have included Chance the Rapper, Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Steve Harvey, and Dwyane Wade.

Hosted by Regina Hall, the 2019 BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, June 23, at 8 p.m. EST featuring performances from Cardi B, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, and more.

June 13, 2019 Nipsey Hussle Will Be Honored With Humanitarian Award At The 2019 BET Awards

Nipsey Hussle Will Be Honored With Humanitarian Award At The 2019 BET Awards

Rightfully so.

On Thursday, BET network announced that they would be celebrating the life and legacy of the late Nipsey Hussle at the 2019 BET Awards. The rapper and visionary will receive this year’s Humanitarian Award in recognition of his philanthropic efforts, activism, and overall commitment to empowering his community. In addition to his artistic work, the rapper garnered a reputation for promoting the development of underprivileged areas through financial literacy, real estate, and violence prevention, during his time on Earth.

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, and Head of Programming at BET, commented on the choice of recipient, saying: “as a prolific artist and leader, Nipsey Hussle was zealous about driving change for the betterment of his community, empowering and employing those in need and being an influential and highly respected leader. His passing was a tremendous loss to the entertainment industry and to the culture. We will continue to remember his advocacy and be inspired by the groundwork he set forth and his dire commitment to social change.” She went on to elaborate “we are forever grateful, humbled and honored to have experienced his presence and we are invested in doing our part to ensure that the marathon will indeed continue. It is an immense honor for us to recognize him with this year’s Humanitarian Award.”

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As well as the award presentation, the show will include a Nipsey tribute performance by YG, John Legend, and DJ Khaled, the latter of which enlisted the rapper for his Father of Asahd track “Higher.” The Awards will be hosted by Regina Hall, and will air live 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 23 on Viacom networks in the U.S.: BET, BET HER, MTV, MTV 2, MTV Classic, VH1, and Logo. 

June 13, 2019 Mary J. Blige Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 2019 BET Awards

Mary J. Blige Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 2019 BET Awards

The legendary singer is set to be honored at this year’s June 23 ceremony.

We’d dare someone to say that Mary J. Blige isn’t an R&B and hip hop legend. The singer has been topping the charts for decades, and now the nine-time Grammy-winning artist is being honored for her accomplishments at the 2019 BET Awards. Ever since she burst onto the scene back in 1992 with her now-classic album What’s the 411?, Blige has continuously crafted hits that not only reflect what going on in her own personal life, but in the lives of her millions of fans. Her honesty and relatability has separated her from other artists who operate in her R&B lane.

Blige is set to receive BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, following in the footsteps of other artists including Anita Baker, Charlie Wilson, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, New Edition, James Brown, and Prince. The eight-time, multi-platinum singer is also a respected actress as she’s received two Golden Globes nods and one SAG nomination. For her role in Mudbound, Blige also received two Academy Awards nods for Best Supporting Actress and Best Song.

Meanwhile, BET’s June 23 award ceremony will be hosted by actress Regina Hall and features performances by Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Migos, H.E.R., Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo, Mustard, Lil Baby, Yung Miami of City Girls, Lucky Daye and Kiana Ledé. Check out a few of Mary’s classic hits below and let us know which of her songs is your favorite.