Published on June 5th, 2018 | by Refilwe
AFRICAN MUSICIANS SJAVA, NINIOLA AND KWESI ARTHUR NOMINATED IN THE BET AWARDS 2018 VIEWER’S CHOICE “BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT” CATEGORY
VOTING IS NOW OPEN
JAMIE FOXX TO HOST THE 18TH ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW BROADCASTING ON BET (DSTV CHANNEL 129) ON TUESDAY, 26 JUNE 2018 AT 20:00 CAT
Johannesburg, 5 June: BET in Africa, part of Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia portfolio, today announced the nominees for the BET Awards 2018 Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” category. This year’s lineup is more global than ever before, featuring artists from around the world. The BET Awards 2018 will be taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, 24 June 2018 and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday, 26 June at 20:00 CAT.
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
Said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International: “Given the power of the BET Awards, the Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” is an amazing platform for global artists. This year’s list of nominees is exceptionally strong and it’s great to have artists from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa representing our continent.”
Fans will be able to cast their vote for their favourite Best International Act nominees beginning today on BET.com and on both Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa @BET_TV_FR @BET_Intl using the designated hashtags above. Voting for the viewer’s choice category is now open, and will close on 20 June at 00:59 CAT. The winner will be announced at the BET Awards red carpet special airing before the show begins. Once you place your vote, be sure to follow us on Instagram @BET_Intl.
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.
A full list of the BET Awards 2018 nominees is now available here.
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.
Visit www.betafrica.tv, like and chat to us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica, or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETAwards2018