Mzansi celebrates as Elaine scores BET nomination for Best International Act

08 June 2021 - 10:00 By chrizelda kekana
SA born singer Elaine has a BET nod under her name.
SA born singer Elaine has a BET nod under her name.
Image: Instagram/Elaine

Continuing to prove that the world is her oyster, SA-born musician Elaine has bagged a BET nomination for the Viewer's Choice: Best International Act award and Mzansi is super proud of her.

The You're The One hitmaker is the only South African on the nominees list with Nigerian singer Tems as the only other African act.

The songstress took to her social media to thank God for his faithfulness after the BET announced who would be vying for the awards this year and she also thanked her fans and BET for the recognition.

“God is faithful. Love you guys. Thank you,” she tweeted.

Patience is virtue, the heart works best when humble and God is faithful. Wouldn't be here without my shining stars. Love you guys,” the star added on her Instagram.

While BET may only be recognising the local R&B star, Mzansi knew Elaine was a “gone girl” when homegirl signed to the US record label that is home to some of the world's biggest artists, including superstars Beyoncé and Adele.

Since her hit song You're The One opened the door for the Pretoria-born beauty's global takeover, Elaine has since moved to the US and has been serving her fans with her black girl magic on the international stage.

Chatting to TshisaLIVE just before dropping her latest hit Right Now, Elaine explained that the single moves away from the message of her debut EP Positions and instead focuses more on her own struggles through rising popularity. 

“It's really about being present, in the moment. I think I've struggled a lot with being present in the moment because I'm either always stuck in the past or thinking of the future. And it's important to be thinking about the future, to be present and share moments with people that you love and people love you back.

“Always be kind, you just never know what people are going to do. As much as I want people to be confident in themselves, they mustn't forget to act kind to the people around.”

Meanwhile, the TL is gaga with excitement for Elaine and her fans are rooting for her to win. Even Bonang Matheba — who is one of her biggest fans — took to Elaine's comments section to tell the singer that she deserved the recognition and everything else that's still coming.

You deserve it all! Congratulations!” said Bonang.

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