2024 BET Awards: Tyla wins best 'New Artist', slays red carpet in Versace dress

2024 BET Awards: Tyla wins best 'New Artist', slays red carpet in Versace dress

Tyla is winning on and off the red carpet! Not only did she win big at the 2024 BET Awards, but she also wore a Versace dress and had one of the hottest performances at the ceremony.

Tyla wearing a black Versace halter neck dress at the 2024 BET Awards
Singer Tyla/ YouTube (BET Networks)

Tyla accepted her 'Best New Artist' trophy at the 2024 BET Awards in a designer dress accessorised with millions of Rands worth of diamonds. 

The 22-year-old South African singer beat Sexyy Red, Ayra Starr, 41, 4Batz, Bossman Dlow, Fridayy, and October London to win the award. 

"This is crazy," she said while accepting the award, which was her second win on the night. 

"Firstly, I love Sexyy Red. Oh my gosh. I can't. I love her so much. This is such a gift to be here. I just want to dedicate this one to Africa. I want to dedicate this one to all the African superstars before me who didn't get these opportunities I am getting. It's just amazing. Africa to the world, guys!" she said

Tyla was also a winner on the red carpet. The 'Water' hitmaker wore a black vintage Versace gown with a halter neck. The dress was accessorised with jewellery worth $230,000 (R4-million). 

According to People magazine, the Jared Atelier natural diamonds weighed a staggering 70 carats.

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Tyla Awards

Tyla was up for four awards at the 2024 BET Awards. She also won 'Best International Act', beating fellow South African Focalistic

"Guys, I did not prepare anything, but I just want to say thank you so much to my Tygas, my family, my team. Thank you to BET for always pushing the culture. Come on!"

The other nominees were Asake (Africa), Aya Nakamura (France), Ayra Starr(Africa), BK’ (Brazil), Cleo Sol (UK), Karol Conká (Brazil), RAYE (UK), and Tiakola (France).

Tyla also was up for the 'Viewer's Choice Award' and 'Best Female R&B/Pop Artist', but the award ultimately went to SZA. 

Other artists who received four nominations on the night included Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Usher, and 21 Savage.

Drake led the pack with a total of seven nominations followed by Nicki Minaj with six. 

Tyla's win comes just a few months after she won her first Grammy Award

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Tyla Performance

As if winning two awards and wearing a dress designed by Versace wasn't enough, Tyla was one of the A-list performers on the night. 

She performed 'Jump', which features US rapper Gunna and Jamaican dancehall star Skillibeng.

It certainly was a night to remember! 

ALSO READ: Watch: Tyla releases 'Jump' music video shot in South Africa


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