BET Awards 2017

Don't miss all the highlights and never-before-seen content.

The recent star-studded 2017 BET Awards & BET Experience in Los Angeles pulled out all the stops! Don't miss all the highlights and never-before-seen content when the 2017 ‘BET Awards’ Weekend is broadcast on BET (DStv Channel 129) on Saturday, 15 July and Sunday, 16 July.

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The 2017 BET Awards and BET Experience have set the standard as one of the most entertaining, unconventional, and news-provoking broadcasts on the events calendar.

The not-to-be missed celebrity packed 2017 BET Awards Weekend features the awards experience from the perspective of the BET Award International nominees including Global Good winner Yvonne Chaka Chaka, while BET A-List presenter and host of the International Awards Nomzamo Mbatha gives viewers an exclusive all-round peak into the ceremony.

Performing at the award ceremony were Bruno MarsFuture, Migos, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton, Chris BrownLil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Post Malone, Roman Gian Arthur and Jessie Reyez as well as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition.

Enjoy all the thrills of theBETX Celebrity Basketball Game with Snoop Dog, Chris Brown and their muso friends; theBETX Top 10 Moments as well as the Best of Genius Talks featuring Charlemagne tha God.  Catch the behind the scenes action with South African stars Nasty C and Pearl Thusi during the BET Awards Highlight Special, and the BET A-List international Nominee Special hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha. It all leads up to the re-broadcast of the main event on 16 July at 20:00.

Tune in for the BET Awards Weekend with all its unforgettable moments, appearances and must see performances. It will be like having a front row seat at the events!
The BET Awards Weekend schedule is as follows:
Saturday, 15 July 

  • 17:30 Best of Genius Talks 2017 – Celebrities share their wisdom on life and work; features talent like Charlemagne tha God & director Ava Duvernay
  • 18:20 2017 BETX Celebrity Basketball Game – The BETX Celebrity Basketball Game features Snoop Dogg & Fat Joe as coaches while Chris Brown joins Nick Cannon, The Game, Joey Bada$$, Soulja Boy, Bell Biv DeVoe, DJ Mustard, Brandon T Jackson, Trevor Jackson on the court.
  • 19:15 2017 BETX Top 10 Moments – Highlighting the Top 10 moments from the 2017 BETX weekend.
  • 20:00 BET Awards Highlight Special – Brought to you by Russian Bear, this special highlights the Los Angeles 2017 BET Awards experience from the perspective of the BET Award Africa nominees and talent including DJ Spinall, Nasty C, Pearl Thusi, and Nomzamo Mbatha.
  • 20:30 BET A-List BET Awards Interview Special – Hosted by Nomzamo Mbatha, and featuring sit-down interviews with the International nominees as well as exclusive all-round access to the 2017 BET Experience and BET Awards.

Sunday, 16 July 

  • 17:35 2017 BET Awards Live, Red & Ready (pre-show) – The build up to the biggest awards show event of the year... The 2017 BET Awards hosted by Nick Cannon.
  • 20:00 2017 2017 BET Awards – With performances from Bruno Mars, Big Sean and Mary J. Blige. Hosted by Leslie Jones.     

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