South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be bonoured by Black Entertainment Television (BET) at this year’s award ceremony to be held on 25th June, with the International Global Good Star and Power Award. The award is usually dowered on individuals who are at the fore of impactful changes using their platform and status to shed light on the under-represented.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka has dedicated time to the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis as well as establishing the Princess of Africa Foundation to fight for observance of rights of women and protection of children.
When interviewed, Miss Chaka Chaka said; “I love BET, I watch their channels but I always thought it was more for the young people. So when I was told that I am nominated, I was deeply humbled because they are recognizing me for respecting my talent and the responsibility it comes with it.”
“Knowing the power of my talent helped me to be able to help people. Most of my work to advocate for education and good health has been done in the continent, but it was only because people already knew who Yvonne Chaka Chaka was that I got the opportunity”, she added.
Notable names among those who have been honoured with this award include Akon and Millen Magese. With this award, Miss Chaka add to her achievements already boasting of the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 2013.