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SA improves stakes in the BET awards

SOUTH AFRICA and Africa has a strong presence at these years’ BET Africa Awards.

SA improves stakes in the BET awards

This was revealed by the sponsors and organizers at the media brief, held at the Pride of Africa Hotel, Melrose Arch on Monday.

SA stars. Both Babes Wodumo and AKA have been nominated in the Best Int’l Act: Africa BET 2017 Awards happening in June, LA. Image SLM.

Topping the bill for SA is Hip-Hop chart don AKA, Nasty C and the inimitable dance and house music sensation, Babes Wodumo.

The main ceremony will be held on June 27 2017.

Nigeria enjoys a strong representation with Wizkid who is no stranger to the awards, the infinitely talented Tekno, enterprising singer Mr Eazi, singer and producer Davido and one of the leading reggae and dancehall artists, Stonebwoy from Ghana rounding up the nominees for the Best International Act:
Africa.

On behalf of Nasty C, who is in Kenya for Coke Studio recording, Sikhulile Nzuza A&R Manager at Mabala Noise said it’s about hard work and happy for our own for this special nomination.

“My job as A&R at the company is to make sure in LA we have enough content to work and features. There will be no time for him to rest. It will be work and knocking on those doors for opportunities,” says Nzuza.

“This augurs well for the image of Nasty C and status of the company.”

Mfaniseni Motha, DStv Marketing says for them as the company is to allow the platform for local artists to work hard and shine against their peers worldwide.

“We provide platform and the rest is up to them.”

Sultry dancer Nicky Minaj has been nominated in the Best female Hip Hop artist category.

Nominees for the 2017 BET Awards:

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

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE

FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT

KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU

LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)

TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES

Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION

ISSA RAE

JANELLE MONÁE

TARAJI P. HENSON

VIOLA DAVIS

Best Actor

BRYSHERE Y. GRAY

DENZEL WASHINGTON

DONALD GLOVER

MAHERSHALA ALI

OMARI HARDWICK

Young Stars Award

ACE HUNTER

CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

JADEN SMITH

MARSAI MARTIN

YARA SHAHIDI

Best Movie

FENCES

GET OUT!

HIDDEN FIGURES

MOONLIGHT

THE BIRTH OF A NATION

Sportswoman of the Year Award

GABBY DOUGLAS

SERENA WILLIAMS

SIMONE BILES

SKYLAR DIGGINS

VENUS WILLIAMS

Sportsman of the Year Award

CAM NEWTON

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

STEPHEN CURRY

Centric Award

FANTASIA – SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE

KEHLANI – DISTRACTION

MARY J. BLIGE – THICK OF IT

SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY

SYD – ALL ABOUT ME

YUNA – CRUSH FT. USHER

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ – SORRY

BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC

DRAKE – FAKE LOVE

MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT – BAD AND BOUJEE

RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE – BLACK BEATLES

THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY

Best International Act: Europe

BOOBA (France)

MHD (France)

CRAIG DAVID (UK)

EMELI SANDE (UK)

GIGGS (UK)

SKEPTA (UK)

STORMZY (UK)

WILEY (UK)

Best International Act: Africa

AKA (South Africa)

BABES WODUMO (South Africa)

DAVIDO (Nigeria)

NASTY C (South Africa)

STONEBWOY (Ghana)

TEKNO (Nigeria)

WIZKID (Nigeria)

MR EAZI (Nigeria)

To vote for your favourite artist, visit www.betafrica.tv from 15 May to 26 May 2017.

Meanwhile, Nomzamo Mbatha and Jessica Nkosi are set to join Nandi Madida in the new and improved BET A-List on BET (Channel 129 on DStv) from Thursday May 25 at 19:00 CAT.

The hot trio will combine their star power with Jesse Suntele who moves into a studio role from an insert presenter. The elite foursome will alternate in the anchor seat when the weekly lifestyle and entertainment magazine show moves to its new 19:00 CAT time slot on BET (DStv channel 129).

Ayanda Nhlapo and Leroy Marc will continue their roles of fashion and style correspondents creating an unmissable television experience; while model and TV host K. Naomi continues to bring fresh approach as insert presenter.

And BET A-List has further grown its Pan-African reach by adding on two correspondents, Nigerian TV host and producer Illrymz and Zimbabwean TV personality Miss Vimbai, who will be reporting on all the action and entertainment from on the ground in Nigeria.

 

 

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