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Yvonne Chaka Chaka honoured at BET awards

The singer took to Twitter on Monday morning to thank BET for the prestigious award.

Yvonne Chaka Chaka received the International Global Good Star and Power Award at 2017 BET Awards. Picture: Twitter/@YvonneChakaX2

CAPE TOWN – South African musician and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka has received the International Global Good Star and Power Award at the BET Awards.

The singer took to Twitter on Monday morning to thank BET for the prestigious award.

The Princess of Africa shared the moment with Ilwad Elman, a Somali-Canadian social activist.

Her foundation, Princess of Africa Foundation, has provided humanitarian aid across society.

The singer has taught literacy, promoted the rights of women and works to protect children everywhere.

She has also fulfilled the role of UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador against malaria and the ambassador for Roll-Back Malaria campaign.

This work led to the establishment of her foundation, according to her website.

The Motherland singer has also served as ambassador for the University of South Africa, City of Johannesburg Tourism, and Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign.

Meanwhile, local artists AKA, Babes Wedumo and Nasty C who were nominated for the Best International Act: Africa lost out to Nigerian musician Wizkid.

While Remy Ma ended Nicky Minaj’s seven-year winning streak when she received the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Kenrick Lamar won the Best Male Hip Hop award.

In an emotional speech, Chance The Rapper promised to become a better man as he walked with the Best New Artist award. He went up against 21 Savage, Cardi B, Khalid and Young M.A.

Other winners included Bruno Mars who received the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award and Migos for Best Group, among others.

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