For over a decade the BET Awards has reigned as one of the biggest music awards shows in the events calendar. With A-list celebrity nominations, star-studded appearances and one-of-a-kind performances, the BET Awards is one of the hottest tickets on television and 2018 will be no exception!
Academy Award-winning actor and Grammy award-winning musician Jamie Foxx as this year’s host for the BET Awards.
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 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 Dadjuand; UK acts J Hus, StefflonDon and Stormzy.
The BET Awards 2018 will be broadcast in partnership with Russian Bear 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 will conclude with a post-show immediately after.