Burna Boy, Rema, Sho Madjozi Nominated for 2020 BET Awards
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, BET 2020 awards slated for May 20 will now air on Sunday, June 28 (for Africa, Monday, June 9).
This year’s nominees have been announced, and the list reflects an abundance of creative expression and black excellence across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy. The company’s release stated in part, “Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will continue, allowing the audience to join in a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”
Burna Boy won the Best International Act category at the 2019 BET Awards, and we can’t forget the mind-blowing acceptance speech his mom and manager, Bose Ogulu delivered on black excellence.
Burna Boy has again been nominated for the Best International Act Award category alongside South African singer Sho Madjozi. Also included in the category are Stormzy and Dave from the UK with Ninho and S.Pri Noir from France.
In the fan-voted category of Best New International Act is Rema, Zimbabwe’s Sha Sha, Celeste, Young T and Bugsey from the UK and France’s Hatik and Stacy.
The complete list of nominees for the 2020 Awards are:
BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT
BURNA BOY (NIGERIA) INNOSS’B (DRC) SHO MADJOZI (SOUTH AFRICA) DAVE (U.K.) STORMZY (U.K.) NINHO (FRANCE) S.PRI NOIR (FRANCE)
VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT
REMA (NIGERIA) SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE) CELESTE (U.K.) YOUNG T & BUGSEY (U.K.) HATIK (FRANCE) STACY (FRANCE)
ANDERSON .PAAK CHRIS BROWN JACQUEES KHALID THE WEEKND USHER
CHLOE X HALLE CITY GIRLS EARTHGANG GRISELDA JACKBOYS MIGOS
CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDANCE DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – HIGHER FUTURE FT. DRAKE – LIFE IS GOOD H.E.R. FT. YG – SLIDE MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – HOT GIRL SUMMER WALE FT. JEREMIH – ON CHILL
BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST
DABABY DRAKE FUTURE LIL BABY RODDY RICCH TRAVIS SCOTT
CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDANCE DABABY – BOP DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – HIGHER DOJA CAT – SAY SO MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – HOT GIRL SUMMER RODDY RICCH – THE BOX
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
BENNY BOOM COLE BENNETT DAVE MEYERS DIRECTOR X EIF RIVERA TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR
BEST NEW ARTIST
DANILEIGH LIL NAS X POP SMOKE RODDY RICCH SUMMER WALKER YBN CORDAE
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
CUZ I LOVE YOU – LIZZO FEVER – MEGAN THEE STALLION HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM – BEYONCÉ I USED TO KNOW HER – H.E.R. KIRK – DABABY PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL – RODDY RICCH
DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
FRED HAMMOND – ALRIGHT JOHN P. KEE FT. ZACARDI CORTEZ – I MADE IT OUT KANYE WEST – FOLLOW GOD KIRK FRANKLIN – JUST FOR ME PJ MORTON FT. LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON & MARY MARY – ALL IN HIS PLAN THE CLARK SISTERS – VICTORY
ANGELA BASSETT CYNTHIA ERIVO ISSA RAE REGINA KING TRACEE ELLIS ROSS ZENDAYA
BILLY PORTER EDDIE MURPHY FOREST WHITAKER JAMIE FOXX MICHAEL B. JORDAN OMARI HARDWICK
ALEX HIBBERT ASANTE BLACKK JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON MARSAI MARTIN MILES BROWN STORM REID
BAD BOYS FOR LIFE DOLEMITE IS MY NAME HARRIET HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ JUST MERCY QUEEN & SLIM
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
AJEÉ WILSON CLARESSA SHIELDS COCO GAUFF NAOMI OSAKA SERENA WILLIAMS SIMONE BILES
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO KAWHI LEONARD LEBRON JAMES ODELL BECKHAM JR. PATRICK MAHOMES II STEPHEN CURRY
ALICIA KEYS – UNDERDOG BEYONCÉ FT. BLUE IVY CARTER, WIZKID & SAINT JHN – BROWN SKIN GIRL CIARA FT. LUPITA NYONG’O, ESTER DEAN, CITY GIRLS & LA LA – MELANIN LAYTON GREENE – I CHOOSE LIZZO FT. MISSY ELLIOTT – TEMPO RAPSODY FT. PJ MORTON – AFENI
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDANCE DABABY – BOP FUTURE FT. DRAKE – LIFE IS GOOD MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ – HOT GIRL SUMMER RODDY RICCH – THE BOX THE WEEKND – HEARTLESS
Niyola Gives A Stellar Live Performance on uduX’s “Tun’d Up”
If you’ve missed Niyola on the music scene as much as we have, you will love this live performance she did for uduX‘s “Tun’d Up“.
The music star performed a number of her hit songs and left us feeling nostalgic.
Breakout Film Festival invites Filmmakers to submit For Short Film Contest.
Breakout Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for its monthly short film contest. Entries for the June competition is now underway and they are inviting filmmakers everywhere to submit their best works.
The winning short films from each month will have a cinematic screening to compete for the Best Short Film title. The event will be held next January in the arts and culture capital of the world, Edinburgh. The winner will be awarded $500 and the Film Festival coveted trophy.
To submit your short film you can visit the Film Festival website at www.breakoutfilmfestival.com for more information.
ABOUT BREAKOUT FILM FESTIVAL
Breakout Film Festival is a monthly contested international short film festival with an annual event held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Submissions are open each month, January to December, with a monthly winner subsequently chosen. Notification of selection will be sent on the 15th of the following month.
In January 2021, the winning film of each monthly contest will be screened at our live event with an overall winner chosen by our esteemed jury.
Our 2019 festival was held on the 15th June 2019 in the world’s art & culture capital, Edinburgh. ‘Answer’ directed by Adam Palmer was our inaugural winner of Best Short Film. Breakout Film Festival 2020 will take place in late 2020.
Praiz Releases The Tracklist For His Forthcoming EP “To The Moon”
Nigerian artiste, Praiz has shared the track-list for his forthcoming EP “To The Moon” which is scheduled to drop on Friday, July 3.
The 5-track EP, which is coming on the heels of his 2019 album “King“, features DJ Obi, Kingxn, M.I., Ice Prince and Niyola, and is produced by Praiz.
Praiz shared the track-list and release date in an Instagram post.