2016 – 2017 was an eventful year for many of our local acts, Amanda Black was one act who had an amazing run in 2017. From bagging features, crazy album sales, and now being recognized by the Black Entertainment Television. Amanda was nominated at the 2017 BET Awards under the ‘Viewers’ Choice: Best International Act‘, alongside other international acts who’ve also had their mark on the industry in the past year like Daniel Caesar and Jorja Smith.
BET Africa’s Instagram account shows the ‘Amazulu’ singer being awarded a Gold Coin for her nomination at the 2017 BET Awards. It is unfortunate that the singer did not win any award at the actual award show, even after achieving so much in such a short space. It is still an achievement nonetheless, a symbol of recognition by an institution that supports and pushes black talent and creativity.
We hope that this coin serves as a reminder for her to work hard and to keep pushing until she gets awarded the prize she truly deserves.