Nailah misses out on BET Award, South African singer is Best New Act Laura Dowrich-Phillips Created : 24 June 2018 Entertainment Despite the efforts of the region's supporters, Nailah Blackman did not win the Viewer's Choice Best New International Act award. The honour went to South African singer Sjava. The awards were announced during the live pre-show. Blackman was one of five artistes shortlisted for the award. Sjava, dressed in traditional garb, was announced the winner. Sjava, real name Jabulani Hadebe, is a soul, R&B and Afro-Soul singer and is featured on the Black Panther soundtrack. One of our viewers, Gina Ottley, captured the announcement as it was televised.