Wizkid Nominated For BET Best International Act (Africa)





BET Africa has announced nominations for the 2017 edition of the awards which will broadcast across Africa come Tuesday, June 27 with this year’s edition honouring eight leading African artists.

In the “Best International Act: Africa” category, Nigeria enjoys a strong representation with Wizkid, who is no stranger of the awards, Tekno,  Mr Eazi and, Davido making the cut.

Others on the list are Stonebwoy (Ghana), AKA (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa) and Babes Wodumo (South Africa).

Commenting on the nominations, Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth & Music says; “Africa has a rich cultural heritage and the BET Awards reflect the power of our culture through music. This annual celebration puts the spotlight on African artists and exposes their amazing talent to the world.  We wish the nominees well and congratulate them for the hard work and effort over the last year.”


Speaking further, Twala said that this year’s BET broadcast marks 17 years of unexpected performances, trailblazing moments, super dope talent, and entertainment’s most provocative players.

In 2012, Wizkid was named joint winner of the BET award for the Best International Act (Africa) with Ghana’s Sarkodie in a keenly contested category which featured nominations from fellow Nigerian, Ice Prince; Camp Mulla (Kenya); Lira (South Africa); and Mokobe (Mali).

In 2015, he was also nominated for the controversial category, losing to Ghana’s Stonebwoy.

That same year, Wizkid, together with Yemi Alade and Fuse ODG came down hard on the award organisers for presenting the Best International Act (Africa), backstage.

Despite being in Los Angeles when the award took place, the Starboy did not turn up for the pre-shows and interviews which are part of the event.

He was also briefly named winner last year, but the organisers quickly rescinded the decision, giving it instead to South Africa’s Black Coffee.

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