Beyoncé to be honoured with humanitarian award
The singer has led a number of charitable initiatives
By Clodagh Meaney
Beyoncé is set to be honoured with a humanitarian award at Black Entertainment Television's (BET) award show this weekend.
The awards celebrate black and ethnic minority musicians, actors and sportspeople.
Other entertainers to win the award include Alica Keys, Muhammad Ali and Nipsey Hussle,
The honour is in recognition of her work as a philanthropist and founder of the BeyGOOD initiative which helped black businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.
Other initiatives she has founded include Formation Scholars, and initiative awarding four females with education scholarships.
She also founded BeyGood4Burundi, a partnership with UNICEF to help bring clean water to the people of Burundi.
The BET awards will be a virtual event which will celebrate the awards' 20th anniversary.