30 August 2018


We’re proud to announce that BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ comes back in 2018 to honour more extraordinary Black women. The Awards take the opportunity to celebrate women in the diaspora through various categories in a soirée that encapsulates the milestones and influences by Black women and girls.

The awards will be hosted by multi talented singer,songwriter, actress and industry great, Queen Latifah, sealing the presence of dynamic Black women at BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™. This year’s celebrants include multiple-award winning musician Janet Jackson (Rock Star Award); Academy Award®-nominated actress and GRAMMY® Award winning singer Mary J. Blige (Star Power Award); World renowned dancer/choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Judith Jamison (Living Legend Award);International Supermodel and Philanthropist Naomi Campbell (Black Girl Magic Award); Emmy Award winning writer,creator, actress and dedicated LGBTQ advocate Lena Waithe (Shot Caller Award); and founder of the groundbreaking‘Me Too’ movement Tarana Burke(Community Change Agent Award).

Viewers will experience performances from a roster of incredible women, including H.E.R, Tamia, Victory Boyd, Yolanda Adams, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre’s Jacqueline Green, and will include a moving tribute to the late, great ‘Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin.

Catch BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, in association with Dawn on BET, DStv ch. 129 on Thursday, 20 September, 2018 at 20:00 CAT/19:00 WAT.

Don’t forget to follow and join the conversation on this remarkable celebration of Black girls and women making waves on www.facebook.com/BETAfrica, and on our Twitter and Instagram pages @bet_africa using the hashtag #BlackGirlsRock.