The duo of Grammy-winning Nigerian hip hop artistes, Wizkid and Burna Boy got a nomination each at the 2021 BET Awards, as did another African,Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz.
They have all been shortlisted in the Best International Act category in this year’s edition. Also on the same category are French singers, Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha; Brazilian act, Emicida; British acts, the rapper Headie One and the duo Yung T and Bugsey.
Burna Boy was the winner of the category last year while Wizkid won it in 2012 when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK.
The BET Awards will be held on June 27 and will return with a live audience after being hosted virtually last year because of the Covid-19 pandemi.
American artistes Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby have each received seven nominations in this year’s awards.
Cardi B and Drake have been nominated for five awards.
Below is the complete list of nominees for BET AWARDS 2021:
Album Of The Year
After Hours – The Weeknd
Blame It On Baby – Dababy
Good News – Megan Thee Stallion
Heaux Tales – Jazmine Sullivan
King’s Disease – Nas
Ungodly Hour – Chloe X Halle
Cardi B Ft. Megan Thee Stallion – Wap
Dababy Ft. Roddy Ricch – Rockstar
Dj Khaled Ft. Drake – Popstar
Jack Harlow Ft. Dababy, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne – Whats Poppin (Remix)