Last night the 2019 BET Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where entertainment royalty was honoured for their praiseworthy contributions to the industry. 

The evening saw the likes of Cardi B, Mary J Blige and Sho Madjozi walking away with top awards much to the excitement of their fans across the world. 

But as we all know, the cheers of any awards ceremony are heard on the red carpet first, and with BET Africa's Nomalanga Shozi hosting the international red carpet, the bar was set quite high. 

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So let's take a moment to appreciate what our local stars brought to L.A. and other dazzling red carpet looks from Hollywood's finest: 

Nomalanga Shozi 

Finally revealing the R94K Rich Mnisi garment we were amped to see, and it was well worth the wait. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Nomalanga Shozi

Nomzamo Mbatha

South Africa's darling turned heads in a Loin Cloth & Ashes gown.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Nomzamo Mbatha

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Sho Madjozi

The 'Huku' hitmaker arrived ready to pick up her award in a colourful dress that is as effervescent as her personality. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Sho Madjozi att

Khoudia Diop

New York-based Senegalese model and actress looked regal in this metallic gown.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Khoudia Diop at

Yara Shahidi

Rocking the knitwear-and-fancy-skirts trend, making this more Fashion Week front row than red carpet. But we still love you, Yara.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Yara Shahidi at

Eva Marcille

Showing off her baby bump in a Michael Costello gown. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Eva Marcille at

Ciara

If I had legs like Ciara, I also would never miss an opportunity to show them off. This time, in Jean Paul Gaultier. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Ciara attends t

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Regina Hall 

The Hollywood veteran opted for a classic LBD look, complete with the perfect shade of red lipstick.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Host Regina Hal

Rihanna

She didn't walk the red carpet, but this style icon still managed to create a stir in a FENTY leather ensemble when she presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary J. Blige. 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Rihanna speaks

Mary J. Blige

Yes, yes and yes to this acceptance speech look!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Mary J. Blige a


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