Renowned Cameroonian-born singer Libianca Fonji has emerged has received the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards.
The 22-year-old emerged winner of Best International New Act at the BET awards.
She was able to beat eight other contestants amongst whom were Asake from Nigeria, Raye from UK, Camidoh from Ghana and many others.
The BET Awards is an American award show that was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television Network to celebrate black entertainers and other minorities in music, film, sports and philanthropy.
Libianca, therefore, becomes the first Cameroonian to earn an award at the BET Awards.
Libianca has been into music for many years now. She has to her credit several songs, including ‘Special Loving’, ‘My Place’, and ‘Thank You’.
Her song ‘People’ however, later gave her the spotlight and shot her high to the billboard charts.
On ‘People’, she talks of her experience with depression and the inability of the world to see the inner battles people face.
The song went viral on the social media platforms such as, Tik Tok, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify and more. Users of the apps began to duet the song, and others acted out scenes to the audio, causing it to spread.
Many artists and promoters have since expressed their love for the project, with America’s Chris Brown and Nigeria’s Joeboy joining the queue.
By Amina Hilda