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Tyla beats Arya Starr, Asake to win BET Awards

South African singer Tyla was named Best New Artist on the BET Awards 2024 on Monday.

Tyla’s debut single, ‘Water’, catapulted her to world fame and earned her a number of accolades, together with the inaugural Grammy Award for Best African Music Performance in February 2024.

At 22 years previous, she turned the youngest African artist to obtain a Grammy.

In the early hours of Monday, she accepted the award for Best New Artist, edging out her fellow African act, Ayra Starr, 41, 4Batz, Bossman Dlow, Fridayy, October London and Sexyy Red.

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In her acceptance speech, Tyla stated, “This is such a gift to be here. I want to dedicate this one to Africa. I want to dedicate this to all the African superstars before me that didn’t get these opportunities that I’m getting. This is just amazing. Africa to the world guys.”

She additionally received the award for ‘Best International Act’ beating Asake, Ayra Starr, Aya Nakamura (France) and different artistes from all over the world.

Burna Boy, Tems and Seyi Vibes additionally earned nominations in yet-to-be-awarded classes.

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