Amapiano Star Sha Sha has won the 2020 BET Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act Award #BETAwards2020.
A few weeks ago Sha Sha made history by becoming the first Zimbabwean to be nominated for the BET awards which showcase the best and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience. The awards are courtesy of the Black Entertainment Television, the most prominent television network targeting African American audiences in the United States. 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the event and BET’s 40th anniversary.
The 26-year-old was up against Rema from Nigeria, Celeste from the United Kingdom, Young T and Bugsey from the United Kingdom, Hatik from France and Stacy from France.
Her chances of clinching the award were very skint, but she was already a winner because the nomination in itself was a big endorsement of her music.
The Tender Love hitmaker was unveiled as a winner early this morning as the awards took place virtually due to the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.
“What just happened!!! A BET THANK YOU! MY PEOPLE BACK AT HOME ALL ALL OVER THE WORLD MAN 🙌🏽🙏🏽” The singer celebrated on her Twitter handle.
Sha Sha, was born Charmaine Mapimbiro, in Zimbabwe. While she identifies Mutare, a city in the eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, as her home town, she also spent some of her life in Bulawayo and is now based in South Africa where she has become a household name with her Amapiano hit songs, specifically Tender Love.
The Official Video for Tender Love ft. DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small has over three million views on video-sharing network Youtube. She also has featured on smash hits such as We’Mama, Love You Tonight, and Akulaleki.