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They didn’t win but they did us PROUD! MI & P-Square at the 2010 BET Awards

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African music fans were ecstatic when they learned that some of their top stars had been nominated for the BET Awards. Flying the flag for the Nigerian music industry were MI and P-Square.

Last week, Peter & Paul Okoye of P-Square and MI sojourned from Lagos, Nigeria to the USA. MI stopped by New York where he met with the press and appeared on BET’s 106 & Park. P-Square held a press conference where they discussed their BET nomination and their US Tour which is kicking off this week.

Then it was off to LA, the nominees thoroughly enjoyed their BET experience. There was a party held in their honour by BET & Anabel Mobile. Guests at the event included Anabel brand ambassador – Meagan Good, Talk show host – Wendy Williams alongside MI & P-Square. We have photos from the event below.
In addition, they participated in other BET social activities and got to meet many of the top Hip Hop acts including Drake.

Finally, the big night! P-Square represented Nigeria in green outfits while MI kept it classic in a grey blazer paired with a black shirt and a pair of black stunners.

The best international act award eventually went to the UK’s Dizzee Rascal who is coincidentally of Nigerian origin as well so we claim it!

All the same it was a fun night. An emotional Michael Jackson tribute by Chris Brown, showstopping performances by Kanye West, Eminem, Diddy, Nikki Minaj and a host of stars.

A good night for Black Entertainment.

BET / Anabel Mobile – La Fete Noire

P-Square with brother/manager/producer Jude Okoye

Meagan Good

MI

Talk show host - Wendy Williams with Chairperson/CEO of BET - Debra Lee

P-Square with Meagan Good

Peter Okoye with Drake

MI & P-Square BET Awards Candids/Behind The Scenes

MI on his way to the BET Awards

P-Square

Peter of P-Square shows off his awards outfit

Screenshots of P-Square & MI on the red carpet chatting with Nick Cannon

BET Awards 2010 Red Carpet

Ashanti

Ciara

Nikki Minaj

Black Eyed Peas

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony with fiance TV presenter, Lala Vasquez

Jada Pinkett-Smith with children Jaden & Willow

Cassie

Brandy

Diddy with his family & friend

Keri Hilson

TI & Tiny with their cute (& very large) family

Eva Marcille

Chilli

Nick Cannon

John Legend with girlfriend, Christine Teigen

Vivica Fox

Nia Long

Tatyana Ali

Pharrell

Ludacris

Tyrese

N*E*R*D

Onstage on 2010 BET Awards

Usher | Alicia Keys

Kanye West

Eminem

Chris Brown during his emotional MJ tribute

Our friends from NotJustOk got video of MI, P-Square & Kojo’s BET Awards red carpet interview with Nick Cannon

Photo Credits: AP | Reuters | Peter Okoye, MI & Audu Maikori via Twitter | Zimbio | KHC | Daily Mail

32 Comments

  1. bimbim

    June 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Bellanaija,nawa ooo.Even OMG doesnt have all this pictures ready yet.U r really doing a good job,and meanwhile didnt notice the Nigerian acts during the show on BET yday…nice u have their pictures up here.

  2. gggirl

    June 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Nice

  3. Olivia M.

    June 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Nice one..

  4. fokasibe

    June 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    OMG what was Chilli wearing? Oh my!!! And we are yapping 9ja red-carpet events? They aint got nothin on us o jare….most of these peeps looked baddddd….in a baaadddd way! Kai!

  5. Genevieve

    June 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    its good to see that our artistes are being globally recognised. big-ups to naija. keep the flag flying.

  6. ify

    June 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    MI is on fire!!!

  7. bebe2

    June 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    damn!!!! drake is really ugly. big ups to our naija artists

  8. Lala

    June 28, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    YAY!!!!

  9. zusi

    June 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Thank God for Naija artist.. MI, P-square, D-banj.. U all making Naija proud. Thumbs up guys

  10. Faridah

    June 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Is this why P-Squared fashied the fans that bought tickets for their show in ATL
    the day b4 the BET Awards? If they know they where committed to the BET Awards
    then they should have declined to perform at a show where people show up
    only to be given a lame excuse that the main acts of the night were at the
    awards’ meet and greet. Yeah we r proud that they are now international but
    never forget the real FANS!

  11. Ezi

    June 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    @Faridah.. I know from the right source that the show in ATL was cancelled by the promoters in ATL not Psquare…..

  12. Nice Anon

    June 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Eva’s shoes are very HOT!

  13. Chiangel

    June 28, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Eva’s shoe is the business. Watched the entire show but didn’t catch the red carpet at 7 p.m. and this is why i missed p-square and mi on the carpet. Good for them. very good. Loved chris brown’s performance. it was HOT!!! Abeg they should leave the boy alone. he did wrong and he knows it and i’m sure he’d never attempt that again. everyone acting like they are perfect. he’s a kid that did a stupid thing. if na jay z, puffy or 50 do such thing ehe make we bite their heads off because they should know better not a hot blooded 19 yr old. he’s learnt his lesson.

  14. roro

    June 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    I watched the bet award the part that got pople talking as you all know is the Chris brown crying incident. I am not starting a debate here. All i know is the guy needs another chance. Prince tribute was amazing. Dizzie rascal won the award for INT act. Goodluck yall. please bella no dey still picture wey them done put for internet already eh. any way as usual u fit take my comment eh.

  15. missB

    June 29, 2010 at 12:08 am

    That Chilli’s outfit is a big NO NO. The outfit is hugging her in the wrong places.
    Big ups to the Nigerian artists who represented us at the BET Awards.

  16. siena

    June 29, 2010 at 4:36 am

    The worst BET red carpet and awards i have ever watched. BET aint shyt without Beyonce. Everyone looked horrible and just average on the red carpet. Pitiful.

    As for the the Psquare and the what not that was nominated. I mean lets me real did you think they will be recognised much when they got there-many of them folks are too ignorant to even know who they are let alone care much about WTF they are

  17. Doll

    June 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

    jada pinkett, nikki minaj and cassie…. i dont like

    wow @ chilli..been a moment

    Luda and pharrell are looking real nice and i love meagan Good’s dress

    P-square and MI congrats

    Mscheww at BET…some of us stayed up and they dint even show their category

  18. dorian

    June 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Most of these celebrities look terrible. Chilli looks like she’s going to buy recharge card from mallam,
    Nia Long, Vivica, Pharrell, Jada, Luda and almost everybody else look extraordinarily ordinary. Only Ashanti looks okay. Even Unilag girls go dress pass these ones ( and that na for lectures oh).

    Meanwhile what is happening to Meagan Good? Is it just me or is she morphing into a weirder, tighter-faced, shinier, extraterrestial version of her former self. Sista used to be hot!

  19. rooting for naija

    June 29, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Well naija no go learn. Na so we go carry america put
    for head, may dem recognise us. Why dem no allow
    may our boys perform for de same state wit the rest.
    No, na for backyard dem wan may dem do am.
    Thank God for BET 106 & park and nick cannon.
    At least, dat wan, dem show am. Hmmm… some
    of dem look better dan the others on the red carpet.

    Eve reminds me somewhat of Genevieve Nnaji.
    Besides most of the ladies on the red carpet have
    toned bodies; which does help. 🙂

  20. rooting for naija

    June 29, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Sorry o, i meant stage.

  21. Isoken

    June 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I think you pple just like blabbing, when we do our local awards here and pix are featured here, u say all sorts of despicable things abt their dressing and stuffs, now its an int’l award, yet u still say all rubbish, wetin…make una take am easy, if u know ur dress sense is so fab y not come on ”my style’ am sure Bella will b glad to feature u and lest see if u have one good pair of shoes not to talk of a complete gorg oufit. Lets learn to appreciate pple and critcize constructively…nice job bella

  22. osomelly

    June 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    love love love brandy’s outfit and shoes!!!! on point for me darling! mwah! and o pharrell *fluttering eyelashes* kiss kiss kiss xxxx

  23. Pipiiiihooray!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Alicia Keys abeg take am easy with ur belle and high heels/stunts,biko! All of them look very awesome, but i bet u if nija stars have their own stylists they will do 10 times more than this. Though I urge our stars to take note of the fact that less most times, is more. These ppl look soo fresh and well kept.

  24. Pipiiiihooray!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Ashanti’s dress is rily nice, chili wetin mega? ur jumpsuit makes u look like ur backyard is in front. And whats up with jada allowing her kids to look like touts and toutresses??!Cassie??!!no comment. Big ups to our boys Psquare for repping nija colors!

  25. siena

    June 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Now Pquare and MI can have bragging rights – WE WENT TO BET AWARDS
    OR WE WERE NOMINATED FOR BET AWARDS

    Eheh???? and then what happened???? 😆

  26. THE AMAKA

    June 29, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I just gotta say our own Muna/Munachi and Keri Hilson look so much alike. i thought this a while ago.
    most people compare Muna to Rihanna, but i see more of a Keri Hilson in her face. they share a lot of the same physical features.
    both pretty too.
    and when will Keri Hilson stop copying Rihanna in everything? Rihanna switched to red and immediately Keri robbed her former hair style.
    lol
    typical Keri though.

  27. lu

    June 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Chris brown saved the show.
    His MJ tribute have eveyone talkin,
    From TV stations to radio stations,twitter,facebook.etc.
    2010 bet wards belong to chris brown.
    Last yr show sucks big time,

  28. BigU

    July 1, 2010 at 4:32 am

    u r just kidding me…eve’s shoes are hot???? buahhahahaaa

    anyway my own comment is on lala…..she needs to drop that fiance title…calling herself fiance for donkey years, having a child for the man…and still no marriage…..mschewwww

  29. JehovaJireh

    July 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Jada and her kids(in that particular picture) look more like siblings. Good for her

  30. lu

    July 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    @bigU, lala and melo are to marry this july, that why she
    Dope all that LBs,,,
    Her dress is really beautiful,
    US magazine had her pics when she went for her
    Dress fitting.

  31. naomi

    July 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    keri hilson just killed it.
    she looks amazing in that leopard print dress.
    Two thumps up.

  32. chukwuma

    July 14, 2010 at 11:47 am

    keep on going my brothers.

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