BET 2017 Awards: Tekno, Davido, Wizkid Make List

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Wizkid, Tekno and Davido have been nominated for the ‘Best International Act Africa’ category of the BET 2017 Awards edition

According to the list of nominees released by the organizers of the prestigious Black Entertainment Television Awards, four Nigerian singers, including Mr Eazi, and three South Africans and Ghanaian artistes were nominated for the awards.

American pop star, Beyonce top the overall list, with seven nominations for the show scheduled to take place on June 25 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, US.A.

The BET Awards which was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television Network, celebrates African-Americans in music.

It also honours celebrities in acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. The ceremony celebrates mass achievements in black entertainment and honours music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.

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The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony.

Wizkid, in 2016, went home with the same award title as a joint winner with Ghana’s hip hop singer Sarkodie, in the keenly contested category.

This is the 17th year, the BET Awards will air live on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET. The awards ceremony will cap off the annual BET Experience at L.A. Live in Los Angeles from June 22-25.

Here a complete list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees

 

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

​Kehlani

Mary J. Blige

Rihanna

Solange

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

 

Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe & Remy Ma

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

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Best Collaboration

Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”

Chance the Rapper ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne – “No Problem”

Chris Brown ft. Gucci Mane & Usher – “Party”

DJ Khaled ft. ​Beyoncé & Jay Z – “Shining”

​Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”

Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane – “Black Beatles”

 

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist



Big Sean

Chance the Rapper

Drake

Future

Cole

Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

Missy Elliott

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Young M.A.

 

Video of the Year

​Beyoncé – “Sorry”

Big Sean – “Bounce Back”

Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad and Boujee”

Solange – “Cranes in the Sky” ​

 

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom – Kehlani, “CRZY”

Bruno Mars & Jonathan Lia – Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”

Director X – Zayn Malik, “Like I Would”

Hype Williams – Tyga “Gucci Snakes ft. Desiigner”

Kahlil Joseph & ​Beyoncé Knowles-Carter – ​Beyoncé, “Sorry”​

 

Best New Artist

21 Savage

Cardi B

Chance the Rapper

Khalid

Young M.A.

 

Album of the Year

24K Magic – Bruno Mars

4 Your Eyez Only – J. Cole

A Seat at the Table – Solange

Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper

Lemonade – ​Beyoncé

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