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BET Awards 2018: Nigeria’s Davido, Tiwa Savage make list

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Ahead of this year’s BET Awards, BET in Africa, part of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia entertainment portfolio, has announced the nominations for the 2018, taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24 and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 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.

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 are Nigerian musicians Davido and Tiwa Savage, South Africa’s Cassper Nyovest and Gqom evolutionists Distruction Boyz 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.

Commenting on this year’s nominations, Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International said, “We are excited that the Best International Award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast.

The inclusion of the award in the main shows signals the influence of international artists globally.” 

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 conclude with a post-show immediately after.


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