05 June 2018

AFRICAN MUSICIANS SJAVA, NINIOLA & KWESI ARTHUR NOMINATED IN 2018 THE BET AWARDS

The nominees for the BET Awards 2018 Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” category have been announced. This year’s lineup is more global than ever before, featuring artists from around the world.

The BET Awards 2018 nominees Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” nominees are: MC SOFFIA (BRAZIL) – #IPICKMCSOFFIA18 PRINCE WALY (FRANCE) – #IPICKWALY18 TAKE A MIC (FRANCE) – #IPICKTAKEAMIC18 KWESI ARTHUR (GHANA) – #IPICKKWESIA18 NINIOLA (NIGERIA) – #IPICKNINIOLA18 SJAVA (SOUTH AFRICA) – #IPICKSJAVA18 SIK-K (SOUTH KOREA) – #IPICKSIKK18 NAILAH BLACKMAN (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO) – #IPICKNAILAHB18 NOT3S (UK) – #IPICKNOT3S18 IAMDDB (UK) – #IPICKIAMDDB18

Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the BET Awards 2018 will include performances by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., Ella Mai and more.

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. This category includes South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, Gqom evolutionists Distruction Boyz, 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.

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