Jamie Foxx will host for the BET Awards 2018

Jamie Foxx (Photo: Getty)
Jamie Foxx (Photo: Getty)

Johannesburg - Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning musician Jamie Foxx will host for the BET Awards 2018.

This isn't the first time that the energetic celebrity, who recently starred in a music video with Drake and Migos, has hosted the annual event before in 2009.

This year the event will be taking place at Microsoft Theatre on Sunday, 24 June this year and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday, 28 June at 20:00.

The award show announced Jamie's return on Tuesday. 



As previously announced, DJ Khaled dominates this year’s nominations with a total of 6 including Video of the Year, two for Best Collaboration, with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for Wild Thoughts, and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé for Top Off, Album of the Year, and Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice. 

Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods including Best Collaboration, with Rihanna for Loyalty.  Video of the Year, Album of the Year, and Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice. Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including Best Group, and Album of the Year, and Sza, also nominated for four awards, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist.


In a BET Awards first, the top nominees from Africa and Europe (as voted for by an academy of industry experts) will now compete for the Best International Act category, with the winner being honoured as part of the U.S broadcast. 

Recognising the growing international appeal of African artists, five African artists have been honoured in the BET Awards. Leading the transformed Best International Act Award category from South Africa will be rapper Cassper Nyovest and Gqom evolutionists Distruction Boyz alongside Nigerian musicians Davido and Tiwa Savage and Congolese star Fally Ipupa. Also included in the category are French performers Booba and Dadju and UK acts J Hus, Stefflon Don and Stormzy.


Fans will be able to cast their vote for their favourite Best International Act nominees beginning today on BET.com and on both Twitter and Instagram using each artist’s designated hashtag.

The BET Awards 2018 will be broadcast on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, starting with a pre-show at 18:00 followed by the main awards show at 20:00 CAT and conclude with a post-show immediately after.