Event set to celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary and will air on BET (DStv channel 129) on June 26

BET announces “BET Awards” 2023 will return LIVE from Los Angeles this June, and will broadcast exclusively on BET (DStv channel 129) on Monday, June 26,03:00am WAT. Culture’s Biggest Night will celebrate five decades of Hip Hop throughout the LIVE telecast on BET. “BET Awards” has been the #1 cable award show among all adults 18-49 for two consecutive years, 2022 and 2021, and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 21st consecutive year (CY02-CY22). The show will repeat on Monday, 26 June, at 19:00pm WAT on BET (DStv channel 129).

“We are thrilled to be back in LA for BET Awards 2023 and to celebrate a huge cultural milestone- the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “For five decades, Hip Hop has not only influenced American culture but has become a global phenomenon and one of the most influential musical genres of our lifetime. From music to fashion, art, and entertainment, we are honoured to have always provided a platform for Hip Hop to thrive. We look forward to paying tribute to the pioneers and innovators as we amplify the new generation of Hip Hop artists like only BET can.”

Adds Monde Twala, Senior Vice-President and General Manager for Paramount Africa, and Lead for BET International, “This year’s show will be a testament to the transformative power of this genre, showcasing the remarkable impact it has had on music, fashion, and society. We are excited to gather together to pay homage to the legends, recognise the emerging talents, and create a truly unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Hip Hop’s vibrant culture.”

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