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3 of the best in Mzansi Music industry are up for a BET award

By Faeza
20 May 2016

BET Africa, part of Viacom’s African multimedia entertainment portfolio, today announced the nominations for the 2016 "BET Awards" taking place at Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday 26 June.

Recognising the growing international appeal of African contemporary artists, eight African artists have been honoured in the BET Awards.

Leading the charge for South African music are hip hop giants AKA and Cassper Nyovest and dance/house legend Black Coffee, while Nigeria is represented by Wizkid (winner of the award in 2012) and Afro-pop diva, Yemi Alade.

East African sensation Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Ghana’s dancehall/R&B queen Mzvee and Cote D’Ivoire’s Coupé Decalé star Serge Beynaud round out the nominees for Africa.

“Now in its sixteenth year, the BET Awards continues to honour some of today’s biggest names in music and entertainment along with legends in the industry,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming.

“The nominees this year represent an incredible array of artists and exceptional athletes who inspire their fans around the globe."