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Tems Wins at 2024 BET Awards, Ayra Starr, Asake Lose to Tyla

Nigerian songstress Tems and South African fledgling star Tyla were among the winners of the 2024 BET Awards on Sunday, June 30. 

Hosted by Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson at Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, California, the star-studded event recognised the achievements in music, sports, television, and movies. 

Tems, the only Nigerian on the winners list, was nominated alongside Gospel icons Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Maverick City, and others. She ended up winning the Dr Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award. 

South Africa’s Tyla went up against Ayra Starr and Asake, clinching the Best International Act at the prestigious ceremony. 

Ayra Starr, who was also nominated for Best New Artist and BET Her, lost to Tyla and Victoria Monét.‘ 

African Giant’ Burna Boy also lost the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist to Usher and Best Hip-Hop Artist to Kendrick Lamar.

See the full list below:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
11:11 – Chris Brown
A Gift & a Curse – Gunna
American Dream – 21 Savage
Coming Home – Usher
For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition) – Drake
Jaguar II – Victoria Monét
Michael – Killer Mike – WINNER
Pink Friday 2 – Nicki Minaj

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Beyoncé
Coco Jones
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Muni Long
SZA — WINNER
Tyla
Victoria Monét

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST
Brent Faiyaz
Bryson Tiller
Burna Boy
Chris Brown
Drake
Fridayy
October London
Usher – WINNER

BEST GROUP
¥$ (Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign) – WINNER
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
41
Blxst and Bino Rideaux
City Girls
FLO
Maverick City Music
WanMor

BEST COLLABORATION
“All My Life” – Lil Durk featuring J. Cole – WINNER
“America Has a Problem (Remix)” – Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Barbie World” – Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice with Aqua
“Bongos” – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
“Carnival” – ¥$ (Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign) featuring Rich the Kid and Playboi Carti
“Don’t Play with It (Remix)” – Lola Brooke featuring Latto and Yung Miami
“Everybody” – Nicki Minaj featuring Lil Uzi Vert
“Good Good” – Usher, Summer Walker and 21 Savage
“Rich Baby Daddy” – Drake featuring Sexyy Red and SZA

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
Cardi B
Doja Cat
GloRilla
Ice Spice
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj – WINNER
Sexyy Red

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST
21 Savage
Burna Boy
Drake
Future
Gunna
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar – WINNER
Lil Wayne

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Agora Hills” – Doja Cat
“All My Life” – Lil Durk featuring J. Cole
“Barbie World” – Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice with Aqua
“Bongos” – Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion
“First Person Shooter” – Drake featuring J. Cole
“Good Good” – Usher, Summer Walker and 21 Savage
“On My Mama” – Victoria Monét — WINNER
“Rich Baby Daddy” – Drake featuring Sexyy Red and SZA

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom
Child.
Cole Bennett – WINNER
Dave Meyers
Janelle Monáe and Alan Ferguson
Offset
Tems
Tyler, the Creator

BEST NEW ARTIST
41
4Batz
Ayra Starr
Bossman Dlow
Fridayy
October London
Sexyy Red
Tyla – WINNER

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
“Award All of the Glory” – Shirley Caesar
“All Things” – Kirk Franklin
“Angel” – Halle Bailey
“Come Jesus Come” – CeCe Winans
“Do You Believe in Love?” – Erica Campbell
“God Problems” – Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine and Chandler Moore
“Me & U” – Tems – WINNER
“Try Love” – Kirk Franklin

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
“Agora Hills” – Doja Cat
“All My Life” – Lil Durk featuring J. Cole
“F–umean” – Gunna
“Lovin on Me” – Jack Harlow
“Made for Me” – Muni Long
“On My Mama” – Victoria Monét
“Rich Baby Daddy” – Drake featuring Sexyy Red and SZA
“Sensational” – Chris Brown featuring Davido and Lojay
“Texas Hold ‘Em” – Beyoncé – WINNER
“Water” – Tyla

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
Asake (Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Ayra Starr (Africa)
BK’ (Brazil)
Cleo Sol (UK)
Focalistic (Africa)
Karol Conká (Brazil)
RAYE (UK)
Tiakola (France)
Tyla (Africa) – WINNER

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
Bellah (UK)
Cristale (UK)
Duquesa (Brazil)
Holly G (France)
Jungeli (France)
Makhadzi (Africa) – WINNER
Oruam (Brazil)
Seyi Vibez (Africa)
Tyler ICU (Africa)

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