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Former Ghanaian BET Director Lilian Blankson confirmed dead

Sad news reaching us indicates American author and content creator Lilian Blankson who is of Ghanaian descent has died.

At 46, Lilian was confirmed dead yesterday June 4th. Meanwhile there is no trace of what exactly is the cause of her death.

Lillian Blankson joined BET Networks in 2000 With a passion to bring exposure to African Entertainment by showcasing African talent to the western audience

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From the moment she walked in, it was critical for her to make an impact, and that was to help bridge the gap between the African and the American entertainment industries.

She achieved exactly that and in 2010 People were elated to see the Best International Act added to the categories at the American awards show that commemorates Black entertainment.

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Under her influence the continent saw nominations handed to some of the most talented artists including P-Square, K’NAAN, Estelle, M.I., Kojo Antwi, Sade, and Dizzee Rascal.

The following year, BET Networks surprised its audience even more by creating two separate categories for The Best International Act — Best International Act: Africa, and Best International Act: UK.

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This is just a prove of how hard Lilian has worked towards the development of African music and theres no doubt loosing her to death is a big blow.

Godsway Charles Tudi is a senior editor at CbGist.com from Akatsi in the Volta region of Ghana. I am a graduate of the University of development studies with a degree in journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. At Cbgist.com, trust is our number one priority. We fact-check all our stories before posting.

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