While we are still waiting for the prestigious BET Awards 2017 to hold, a list of several winners leaked on its website.
This is well ahead of the award show scheduled for later this month. Meanwhile, the unofficial leak revealed that South African rapper Nasty C would walk away with the trophy for the Best International Act: Africa award when the time comes.
Consequently, the Hell Naw hitmaker’s inbox was flooded with congratulatory messages even though the show is still a week ahead.
Nevertheless, the announcement was quickly removed from the website after the irregularity was discovered. Afterwards, BET organisers released a statement blaming the unusual display on a glitch that chose random nominees as winners of the awards. In other words, those who were displayed are not necessarily the winners in those categories.
The statement reads:
“An unforeseen technical issue on BET.com’s BET AWARDS show page resulted in several categories revealing randomly selected nominees as winners. We apologize for the confusion to all of the artists affected and to our fans and we look forward to celebrating this year’s winners at the BET Awards LIVE from LA on June 25th in the US and airing in the UK on Tuesday, June 27th, in Africa on Tuesday, June 27th, and in France on Wednesday, June 28th.”
Apparently, BET Awards 2017 which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 25 June in Los Angeles already has all eyes on it.
Whatever the case may be, South African local stars will be flying the nation’s flag high at this year’s awards. Yvonne Chaka Chaka will also be honoured with the 2017 BET International Global Good Star and Power award. The BET International Global Good Star and Power award aims to honour individuals whose efforts have helped in making a positive change in different parts of the world.