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Nigeria, South Africa dominates BET Awards African Category

By zimbuzz / Published on Monday, 15 May 2017 21:31 PM / Comments Off on Nigeria, South Africa dominates BET Awards African Category / 583 views

Nigeria and South Africa Singers leads the race for the 2017  BET Awards Best International Act 5n Africa, claiming four and three nominations, respectively with the other going to Ghana.

Tekno

The Nigerian artists nominated are Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, and  Mr. Eazi whilst AKA, Nasty C and Babes Wedumo make it for South Africa.

Babes Wodumo Pic – SundayWorld

Stonebwoy from Ghana completes the list.

The international list is dominated by Beyoncé with a total of seven nominations Bruno Mars follows with five nods, Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos are tied at four a piece.

Beyoncé’s seven nominations include best female R&B/pop artist, best collaboration (with Kendrick Lamar on “Freedom”), album of the year and video of the year.

The 17th BET Awards will air live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.  The awards ceremony will cap off the annual BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 22-25.

The BET Awards will also recognise achievements in film, television, sports and international music acts across more than 19 categories

Here is the some of the nominees’ list

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

WIZKID (Nigeria)
TEKNO (Nigeria)
MR. EAZI (Nigeria)
DAVIDO (Nigeria)
STONEBWOY (Ghana)
AKA (SA)
NASTY C (SA)
BABES WODUMO (SA)

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Kehlani
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Solange

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
A Tribe Called Quest
Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Migos
Rae Sremmurd

Best Collaboration

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”
Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”
DJ Khaled ft. Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Big Sean 
Chance the Rapper 
Drake
Future
J. Cole 
Kendrick Lamar 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B
Missy Elliott
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Young M.A.

Video of the Year

Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back” 
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” 
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee” 
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky” 

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom – Kehlani, “CRZY” 
Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would” 
Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner” 
Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – Beyoncé, “Sorry”

Best New Artist

21 Savage 
Cardi B
Chance the Rapper
Khalid
Young M.A.

Album of the Year

24K Magic – Bruno Mars 
4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper 
Lemonade – Beyoncé

 

 

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