The BET Awards is back again and two Nigerian acts have been nominated under the “Best International Act Award”, category.
DMW honcho, Davido and Mavin’s first lady, Tiwa Savage, have been nominated at the highly revered awards. Other African acts on the list are; South Africa’s, Cassper Nyovest; DR Congo’s, Fally Ipupa; and also South Africa’s, Distruction Boyz.
According to Billboard, the list was made public on Tuesday night, May 15th, 2018.
Topping the 2018 BET Awards list with 6 nominations is non other than American record producer, radio personality, DJ, record label executive and author, Khaled Mohamed Khaled popularly known as DJ Kahled.
Recall that Davido was the man of the night at the just concluded 2018 Headies Award after winning the “Best Artist of the Year” and two other awards, making a total of 3 awards.
The BET Awards will air live on BET on June 24 from Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees below;
Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award Beyonce SZA H.E.R. Rihanna Kehlani
Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award Bruno Mars Chris Brown The Weeknd Khalid Daniel Caesar
Best Group Award Migos A Tribe Called Quest N.E.R.D. Rae Sremmurd Chloe X Halle
Best Collaboration Award Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix) DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts DJ Khaled feat. Jay-Z, Future & Beyonce – Top Off Cardi B feat. 21 Savage – Bartier Cardi French Montana feat. Swae Lee – Unforgettable Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY.
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award Drake Kendrick Lamar DJ Khaled Jay-Z J. Cole
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award Cardi B Nicki Minaj Remy Ma DeJ Loaf Rapsody
Video of the Year Award Drake – God’s Plan Cardi B – Bodak Yellow Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix) DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. Migos feat. Drake – Walk It Talk It
Video Director of the Year Award Benny Boom Director X Ava Duvernay Chris Brown Dave Meyers
Best New Artist Award SZA H.E.R. Daniel Caesar GOLDLINK A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award Lecrae feat. Tori Kelly – I’ll Find You Snoop Dogg feat. B. Slade – Words Are Few Ledisi & Kirk Franklin – If You Don’t Mind Marvin Sapp – Close Tasha Cobbs Leonard feat. Nicki Minaj – I’m Getting Ready
The Best International Act Award Booba (France) Cassper Nyovest (SA) Dadju (France) Davido (Nigeria) Distruction Boyz (SA) Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo) J Hus (UK) Niska (France) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Stefflon Don (UK) Stormzy (UK)
Best Actress Award Tiffany Haddish Lupita Nyong’o Issa Rae Angela Bassett Letitia Wright Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor Award Chadwick Boseman Michael B. Jordan Donald Glover Sterling K. Brown Denzel Washington Daniel Kaluuya
Young Stars Award Yara Shahidi Ashton Tyler Caleb McLaughlin Lonnie Chavis Marsai Martin Miles Brown
Best Movie Award Black Panther Girls Trip A Wrinkle in Time Detroit Mudboung
Sportswoman of the Year Award Serena Williams Venus Williams Skylar Diggins-Smith Candace Parker Elana Meyers Taylor
Sportsman of the Year Award Stephen Curry LeBron James Kevin Durant Dwayne Wade Odell Beckham Jr.
Album of the Year Award DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar CTRL – SZA 4:44 – Jay-Z Culture II – Migos Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists Grateful – DJ Khaled
BET Her Award Janelle Monae – Django Jane Lizzo – Water Me Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown) Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright Leikeli47 – 2nd Fiddle
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award SZA feat. Travis Scott – Love Galore Cardi B – Bodak Yellow Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE. Drake – God’s Plan Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj – Motor Sport DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts