(From left to right) Alex Okosi, EVP & MD of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) and BET International, awards local musician, Sjava, with the BET Viewer’s Choice Award Best International Act, alongside Monde Twala, VIMN Africa’s Vice President for BET, Youth and Music

Local musician, Sjava, made headlines when he was honoured with the BET Viewer’s Choice Best International Act Award. “It was a surprise, I never thought we would win it.”

Alex Okosi, EVP & MD of Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International (left) has pioneered the promotion of local African talent, like Sjava (right) on international platforms. “African talent really is on par with the rest of the world and in time, we’ll get to see even more African superstars.”

Bringing the trophy home, Sjava from South Africa.