BET AWARDS 2016

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EIGHT AFRICAN ARTIST NOMINATED FOR BET AWARDS

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The 2016 BET Awards will premiere around the world on BET’s international network. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 28th at 9:00 pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday , June 29th at 9:00pm Cest

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Nigerian music acts, Wizkid and Yemi Alade have been nominated alongside six other African artist for the 2016 BET Awards  scheduled to be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, USA on Sunday 26 June.

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA
In recognition of the growing international appeal of African Artist. Leading the charge in the category Best International Act: Africa  are South African hip-hop rivals AKA ,Cassper Nyovest and house kingpin Black Coffee. Wizkid (winner of the award in 2012) and Afro-pop diva Yemie Alade represent Nigeria. Also in the running are Tanzanian sensation Diamond Platnumz and Ghana’s dancehall/R&B queen MzVee,, while Cote d’Ivoire’s coupé decalé star, Serge Beynaud is the only Francophone artist
Nigeria: Falz is nominated as Best New International Act for BET Awards 2016
Canadian artist Drake who recently collaborated with Wizkid on ‘One Dance’ leads in the other categories with nine nominations.
Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each, followed by newcomer Bryson Tiller .Chris Brown and Future have four nominations each.

Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the 2016 BET Awards will include previously announced performances by Alicia Keys, Maxwell and more, as well as a star-studded tribute to legendary pop icon Prince featuring Sheila E. The Roots, D‘Angelo and Janelle Monae on one of the year’s biggest nights in music.

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BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 20 categories with the 2016 “BET Awards” nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

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Best Hip Hop Artist of the year
DRAKE
FETTY WAP
FUTURE
J. COLE
KANYE WEST
KENDRICK LAMAR

Best female hip hop artist of the year
DEJ LOAF
LIL KIM
MISSY ELLIOTT
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA

Video of the year
BEYONCÉ – FORMATION
BRYSON TILLER – DON’T
DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING
KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE  – WORK

Video director of the year
BENNY BOOM
CHRIS BROWN
COLIN TILLEY & THE LITTLE HOMIES
DIRECTOR X

Best new artist of the year
ALESSIA CARA
ANDRA DAY
BRYSON TILLER
KEHLANI
TORY LANEZ

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel / Inspirational Award
ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY
ERICA CAMPBELL
KIRK FRANKLIN
LECRAE
TAMELA MANN
TASHA COBBS

Best Actress
GABRIELLE UNION
KERRY WASHINGTON
TARAJI P. HENSON
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS
VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor
ANTHONY ANDERSON
COURTNEY B. VANCE
IDRIS ELBA
MICHAEL B. JORDAN
O’SHEA JACKSON JR.

Young Stars award
AMANDLA STENBERG
QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS
SILENTÓ
WILLOW SMITH
YARA SHAHIDI

Best movie
BEASTS OF NO NATION
CONCUSSION
CREED
DOPE
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Sportwoman of the Year
CHEYENNE WOODS
GABRIELLE DOUGLAS
SERENA WILLIAMS
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS

Sportsman of the year
CAM NEWTON
KOBE BRYANT
LEBRON JAMES
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
STEPHEN CURRY

Coca – Cola Viewers Choice Award
BEYONCÉ – FORMATION
BRYSON TILLER – DON’T
CHRIS BROWN – BACK TO SLEEP
DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK
FUTURE :Featuring DRAKE- WHERE YA AT

Centrick Awards
ANDRA DAY – RISE UP
BEYONCÉ – FORMATION
K. MICHELLE – NOT A LITTLE BIT
RIHANNA – BBHMM
THE INTERNET – UNDER CONTROL

Best International Act UK
KANO
KREPT & KONAN
LIANNE LA HAVAS
SKEPTA
STORMZY
TINIE TEMPAH

Reporting by :Isabelle Doll Ngcobo
International Media Correspondence

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