The Best International Flow honor at the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards went to Ghanaian music icon Black Sherif.
AKA (South Africa), Central Cee (UK), Gazo (France), J Hus (UK), K.O (South Africa), Major RD (Brazil), Ninho (France), Sampa The Great (Zambia), and Tasha & Tracie (Brazil) were among the competitors the musician defeated.
Black Sherif, whose career has experienced stratospheric development since he first started out four years ago, said in his victory speech that he dreamed about receiving the prize.
He also mentioned how his tenacity had gotten him this far and extended an offer to everyone in attendance to go back to Africa, where they originated and were kings and queens.
“I saw this in my sleep every night. I started making music four years ago in a small city in Ghana called Konongo Zongo and there was no way nobody was going to convince me that I wouldn’t be here, that my music was not going blow. Thank you very much, BET…Remember you are kings and queens back home, welcome back home.”
This year’s performance, which was recorded on Tuesday, October 3 from Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, Georgia, celebrated 50 years of hip-hop with a nonstop celebration. The previously confirmed artists were joined by Tip “T.I.” Harris, Nelly, City Girls, Fabolous, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Tyrese, Chingy, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Holiday, D-Nice, and Technician the DJ.
Black Sherif received the nomination for the second time in the category this year.