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How to Watch the BET Hip Hop Awards 2021

Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Jay Z and more walked away with big wins.

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This year the 2021 BET “Hip Hop Awards” brought the hottest names in Hip Hop back to Atlanta, GA for the annual show. The awards, which was broadcast on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21) was hosted by comedy supergroup, 85 South (Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, and Chico Bean).

The iconic HIP HOP Awards will repeat this Saturday 9 October at 19:00 WAT / 20:00 CAT and again on Sunday 10 October at 10:30 WAT / 11:30 CAT, exclusively on BET Africa DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21).

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 01: Tyler, the Creator accepts the ‘Rock The Bells Cultural Influence Award’ onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

WAP artists, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion ruled the night by jointly snagging three wins each including ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their smash hit “WAP.” Tyler The Creator took home two wins for ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Performer’ in addition to his “Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award” presented by LL Cool J. Jay Z scored double wins in the “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” and “Impact Track” for his Nipsey Hussle collaboration “What It Feels Like.”

Newcomer, Yung Bleu, was crowned ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ while rap sensation Saweetie took home ‘Hustler of the Year.” Music icon, Missy Elliott, was voted ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year’ went to J. Cole while UK rapper Little Simz took home the ‘Best International Flow’ award.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 01: Yung Bleu accepts the award for ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist’ onstage during the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 01, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

Young Thug kicked off the night with an explosive performance of “Tick Tock”, followed by Gunna with “Too Easy” before coming together with their hit collaboration “Ski.”  Hot new rapper, Bia, performed her smash single “Whole Lotta Money,” then brought out Atlanta icon Lil Jon for “Bia Bia” to close it out. Baby Keem made his award show debut with “Family Ties.”

Hip Hop sensation Latto brought the house down with a sparkling, high energy performance of “SoufSide” and new song “Big Energy” while Nigerian- American rapper, Tobe Nwigwe made it a family affair with Fat & Nell on their song “Fye Fye.” Isaiah Rashad performed alongside Doechii & Kal Banx for “Wat U Sed” before ending the set with his solo single “From the Garden.”

The hotly anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteens including Grip, D Smoke, Smino, Tierra Whack, Rico Nasty, Sleepy Hallow, Erica Banks, Fivio Foreign, Toosii, Lakeyah, Kidd Kenn and Symba.

Trina, Remy Ma, and Rapsody were the presenters for the evening. “I Am Hip Hop Award” recipient Nelly closed out the show with a performance of his greatest hits including “Country Grammar,” “Hot In Herre,” “Air Force Ones,” “Dilemma,” “Grillz” with an appearance by Paul Wall and more.

The ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ aired on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129, GOtv Channel 21) on Wednesday 6 October, at 02:00 WAT / 03:00 CAT. It will repeat this Saturday 9 October at 19:00 WAT / 20:00 CAT and again on Sunday 10 October at 10:30 WAT / 11:30 CAT.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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All the tea on the Real Housewives of Gqeberha

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Drinks to the right, and cry angles to the left. The girlies of Gqeberha are coming to splash glimpses of their fabulous lives on the Real Housewives of Gqeberha!

The reality series, which was first announced by M-Net on 5 January 2023, will be premiering on 1Magic on Friday, 3 February at 8:30 PM. And, if the six other African Real Housewives titles are anything to go by, audiences can expect displays of opulence among the coastal city’s flashiest echelons.

Along with the official poster, which features the cast clad in golden gowns with traditional Xhosa finishes, we’ve now been given further detail on the women on the cast.

NORMA NICOL

IG: @norma_nic0l

Career-focused and fierce, when Norma isn’t running things as an events planner at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, she’s a dedicated wife and mom. Married into Ghanaian royalty, Norma is the real deal when it comes to glitz and glam. She stylishly juggles many roles without breaking a nail – but will anyone dare come for her throne? 

BULI G NGOMANE

IG: @buli.g 

In-demand MC, high-end events planner, brand ambassador, former Idols SA contestant, award-winning businesswoman, and now, ‘Real Housewife’: to say that the charismatic Buli G’s CV is impressive would be an understatement. A highly connected social butterfly known for bringing the light into any room she enters – will her light be too bright for some in the cast? 

LIZ

IG: @thelizprins

A dedicated mom and socialite who loves jogging, Liz is a straight shooter. But beneath that bubbly exterior is a woman who is softer than she seems. Still recovering from the loss of her beloved husband, the construction project manager who sold her company for eight figures is navigating life as a widow. Her heart might be in the right place, but will her words land her in hot water with the group? 

UNATHI FAKU

IG: @una.faku

Self-proclaimed Gqeberha royalty, Unathi is no shrinking violet. As a successful salon owner and the wife of the city’s former mayor, she is comfortable in the public eye and having her every move watched. A gym lover whose social media pages are peppered with fitness snaps, she’s also a dedicated and doting mother. Will she be able to let her guard down with the other ladies? 

ASHLEIGH MATHER

IG: @ mrs2_mather

The sweetheart of the group, fresh-faced Ashleigh is a wife and mom who works in the fabulously fast-paced fashion industry. But don’t be fooled: while she might be unassuming, she’s no pushover. With her family owning two of the biggest clubs in the city, she certainly has a wild side that might catch her castmates by surprise. How will they react when she lets her hair down? 

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