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BET 2018: Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle, others to perform

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Ahead of this year’s BET Awards, BET in Africa, part of Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia portfolio, has announced the first group of performers to take the stage at the award ceremony. The iconic annual show will feature performances by some of the biggest music stars including Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R. and Ella Mai.

Now in its 18th year, the BET Awards continues to break boundaries by creating culturally relevant and brilliantly entertaining broadcasts. Hosted by Jamie Foxx, the BET Awards 2018 takes place at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, 24 June 2018 and premiers across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday, 26 June at 20:00 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.

As previously announced, DJ Khaled dominates this year’s nominations with a total of 6 including ‘Video of the Year,’ two for ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for ‘Wild Thoughts,’ and with Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé for ‘Top Off,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’ Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods including ‘Best Collaboration,’ with Rihanna for ‘Loyalty’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice.’ Other leading nominees include Migos, nominated for four awards including ‘Best Group,’ and ‘Album of the Year,” and SZA, also nominated for four awards, including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist.’

The BET Awards 2018 will be broadcast in partnership with Russian Bear on Tuesday, June 26, 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.


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