A big weekend in the world of entertainment has just wrapped up and the CSA team has handpicked our favourite moments to share with you. This is What’s Trending!


Words: Tshiamo Seape


BET Awards

The biggest night in black entertainment brought out the spectacle that we’ve come to expect from the BET Awards. Host Jamie Foxx was in fine comedic form as he kept the proceedings going and included a revival of his iconic In Living Colour Character, Ugly Wanda.



Performances by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Miguel and others made for an electrifying evening. Let us know which was your favourite and take a list of the winners below.



Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Award
Beyoncé *WINNER
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars *WINNER
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Daniel Caesar
Best Group Award
A Tribe Called Quest
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe x Halle
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
Kendrick Lamar *WINNER
DJ Khaled
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Dej Loaf
Video of the Year Award
Drake – “God’s Plan” *WINNER
Cardi B – “Bodak Yello”
Bruno Mars /Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled /Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” Migos /Drake “Walk It Talk It”
Best New Artist Award
Daniel Caesar
Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Best Actress Award
Tiffany Haddish *WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor Award
Chadwick Boseman *WINNER
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya
Young Stars Award
Yara Shahidi *WINNER
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Best Movie Award
“Black Panther” *WINNER
“Girls Trip”
“A Wrinkle in Time”
Album of the Year Award
Kendrick Lamar – “Damn” *WINNER
SZA – “Ctrl”
Jay-Z – “4:44”
Migos – “Culture II”
Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – “Black Panther: The Album”
DJ Khaled – “Grateful”
Although our own Distruction Boyz and Cassper Nyovest did not come away with the award for Best International act, we are proud that a fellow African, Davido, scooped the prize.

Where South African acts are concerned, rapper Sjava was awarded the viewers choice Best International Act. With his most recent prize and a feature on the Black Panther Soundtrack, he is clearly having a stellar year.



Happy Birthday Queen B

The carpet was rolled out this past Saturday at Taboo nightclub in Sandton, Johannesburg in celebration of SA’s top media personality, Bonang Matheba’s, 31st birthday.

With a guest list that included names such as Pinky, Lorna Maseko, Jay Badza, Boity Thulo, Rosette Ncwana, Sefiso Hlongwane and Maps Maponyane amongst others. SA’s A-list went all out to share in the celebrations, starting the evening with a toast of Fleur de Courvoisier, Bonang’s signature cocktail, whilst a pink carpet lead them on their way to a VIP area complete with a pink rose flower-wall and countless pink balloons. All in all the event was everything that you expect for SA’s most beloved Queen.



Cannes Festival of Creativity
Over five days, the Cannes Lions Festival of creativity uncovered and celebrated the best in the world of creative and marketing communications. The brightest minds and biggest brands all descend on the idyllic French coast for a week unrivalled in the communications industry. Take a look at one of our favourite winners below.




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