July 1, 2013

Goodlyfe Buoyant Despite BET Award Miss

Moze Radio and Weasel have lost the 2013 BET ‘Best African Act” award to Nigerian rapper, Ice Price who was nominated in the same category last year but lost to Wizkid. 

2013 BET Nominees Moze and Radio
2013 BET Nominees Moze and Radio

Moze Radio and Weasel were quick to congratulate Ice Prince shortly after and resorted to popping champagne for the rest of the night. Drake who was absent from the ceremony had 12 nominations and only walked away with three that included; Video of the year, Collaboration and Coca-cola viewer’s choice Award.

“Tonyt we take a step to triumph..wherever we go we carry our nation with us..as da world converges to celebrate art, to celebrate talent from across the world, we are happy to have our great nation UGANDA mentioned in the loud screams..we already feel like winners to be here and if we win, we win for you our fans, our families our friends and nation..Uganda at the BET awards 2013…we made it here…” the duo twitted before the winner was announced.

“A battle well fought…big up Uganda for the love …n congratulations Ice Prince..we’ll fight another day..bless and thanks for the love.”Moze said after Ice Prince was declared winner.

“Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda Uganda… we came all the way to California for you n we thank you for your endless support for us..we r so humbled to represent u…ooh my eyes can’t stop watering coz this means the world to us…ooooohhhh we r soooooooooooo proud to be here…”

 

Female R&B/Pop Artist
Beyoncé
Tamar Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna | WINNER
Elle Varner

Male R&B/Pop Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel | WINNER
Justin Timberlake
Usher

Group
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | WINNER
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
Slaughterhouse
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Collaboration
2 Chainz f/ Drake — No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar — Problems | WINNER
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne — Pop That
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake — Poetic Justice
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z — Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz — Mercy

Male Hip Hop Artist
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar | WINNER

Female Hip Hop Artist
Azealia Banks
Eve
Nicki Minaj | WINNER
Rasheeda
Rye Rye

Video of the Year
2 Chainz f/ Drake — No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar — Problems
Drake — Started From The Bottom | WINNER
Drake f/ Lil Wayne — HYFR
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake — Poetic Justice
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz — Thrift Shop
Miguel — Adorn
Rihanna — Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z — Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz — Mercy

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom | WINNER
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

New Artist
Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar | WINNER
Trinidad Jame$
The Weeknd

Gospel Artist
Deitrick Haddon
Lecrae
Tamela Mann
Mary Mary | WINNER
Marvin Sapp

Actress
Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington | WINNER

Actor
Don Cheadle
Common
Jamie Foxx | WINNER
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award
Gabrielle Douglas | WINNER
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhané Wallis

Movie
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Django Unchained”
“Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap”
“Sparkle”
“Think Like A Man” | WINNER

Subway Sportswoman of the Year
Gabrielle Douglas | WINNER
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James | WINNER
Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar — Problems
Drake — Started From The Bottom | WINNER
Kendrick Lamar — Swimming Pools (Drank)
Miguel — Adorn
Rihanna — Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z — Suit & Tie

Centric Award
Tamar Braxton — Love and War | WINNER
Fantasia — Lose To Win
Miguel — Adorn
Nas — Daughters
Charlie Wilson — My Love Is All I Have

FANdemonium Award
Rihanna
Chris Brown | WINNER
Beyonce
Nicki Minaj

International Act: Africa
2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
Toya Delazy (South Africa)
Donald (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria) | WINNER
R2Bees (Ghana)
Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

International Act: UK
Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé | WINNER
Wiley

Humanitarian Award
Dwayne Wade

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Wilson

1 thought on “Goodlyfe Buoyant Despite BET Award Miss

  1. Radio & Weasel, altho u didnt win the award, u a winner 2 me coz American Stella watched tons of Ugandan artists music videos frm 2012/2013 and otha African artists videos that r in English & are club songs. U were nominated coz of ur song, fantastic. Fact u beat otha UG artists & some artists frm otha African countries 2 be nominated on BET international act is a huge deal. All past & present winners of BET international act award lost one or more times b4 they won same award. What American Stella also said is ur video 4 Fantastic, there wasnt need 4 literal slow motion dancing & that the dancers can’t dance. Continue making great music but make betta quality videos like the Nigerians. Now United States knows your name, not just Ugandans.
    This is the criteria American Stella (my friend) used to pick a song, BET asked her which UG artist to put on the BET International act nominees. To keep it fair she searched on YouTube. Criteria in this order:
    1. If you aren’t singing in English, u disqualified cause she and USA dont speak/understand UG languages.
    2. Song has to be a club song cause they memorable.
    3. Quality of your music video.
    —————————————————————
    In Radio and Weasel’s case they got 2/3 in criteria. Radio and Weasel I hope to see you and other Ugandan artists win some American awards (including BET) in the future.

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