Published on June 12th, 2018 | by Refilwe
T.I., KEVIN HART, CHLOE X HALLE, YVONNE ORJI, BOBBY BROWN, TREVOR JACKSON, JASON MITCHELL, MIKE COLTER, LL COOL J, WOODY MCCLAIN, JACOB LATIMORE AND GABRIELLE DENNIS TO PRESENT AT “BET AWARDS” 2018
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, 11 June 2018: BET in Africa, part of Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia portfolio in association with Russian Bear Vodka, powered by MetroFM, today announced the first group of presenters who will take the stage at the BET Awards 2018, T.I., Kevin Hart, Chloe x Halle, Yvonne Orji, Bobby Brown, Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Mike Colter, LL Cool J, Woody McClain, Jacob Latimore and Gabrielle Dennis. 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.
As previously announced, the iconic annual show will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., and Ella Mai. Dominating this year’s nominations is DJ Khaled 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.’
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.
Africa is also widely represented in the Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” where musicians Sjava (South Africa), Niniola (Nigeria) and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana) are up against seven other acts from other countries in the category which is now open for voting, and will close on 20 June at 00:59 CAT.
To cast your vote for the BET Awards 2018 favourite nominees Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” nominees on BET.com and on both Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa @BET_TV_FR @BET_Intl using each artist’s designated hashtags as per below.
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
The BET Awards 2018 will be broadcast in association with Russian Bear Vodka, powered by MetroFM 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