BET in Africa, announced the nominations for the BET Awards 2018 set to take place at the Microsoft Theater in LA California on Sunday 24 June 2018. The award show will premier across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 CAT.
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 US broadcast.
Recognising the growing international appeal of African artists, five other 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.
Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa Alex Okosi commented; “We are excited that the Best International Award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast. The inclusion of the award in the main show signals the influence of international artists globally”.
The culturally-charged, performance-driven, thought-provoking show returns for its 18th year and as with previous years is expected to turn out a show like no other.