BET Awards has announced the nominees for this year’s awards. Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz, Nigerians Wizkid and Burna Boy were nominated in the Best International Act category alongside Franco-Malian Aya Nakamura, Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK) Uni) and Youssoupha (France).
Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz, Nigerians Burna Boy and Wizkid are in the running for the award for best international actor, alongside Aya Nakamura (France), (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (United Kingdom) and Youssoupha (France). Burna Boy won the Best International Act category at the 2019 and 2020 BET Awards. The past two years have been tremendous for Burna Boy and Wizkid, who both won Grammys, at this year’s awards show.
Diamond Platnumz also had a great run which culminated in his recent signing with Warner Music. “We’re back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 BET Awards, safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible list of nominees,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy.
“We broke new ground as one of the first official awards to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneering status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the creative minds. the best and the brightest in the entertainment industry, ”she added.
Note that the American singer Megan Thee Stallion has seven nominations, including that of the best female hip-hop artist, the video of the year, the album of the year and the best collaboration. DaBaby also took the top spot with seven accolades, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Album of the Year, and Viewer’s Choice Award.
The Senegalese-American screenwriter, Jo-Issa Rae Diop known as “Issa Ra” is in the running for the best actress alongside Andra Day, Jurnee Smollett, Viola Davis, Zendaya and Angela Bassett. Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Kaluuya, Eddie Murphy, Lakeith Stanfield, Aldis Hodge and Damson Idris were nominated for the Best Actor category.