South African artists will next month be representing the continent’s Southern region at the BET Awards following last week’s nomination process.
BET Awards, a brainchild of America’s Black Entertainment Television, marked its onset in 2001.
Mainly aimed at accrediting African American entertainers, indigenous African musicians are also recognised in the Best International Act African category.
This year it will be an all-South African affair in the run for the prestigious BET crown on behalf of the region that includes Malawi.
A list of five other artists from Africa’s two other regions, East and West, are also in the chase for the glory. In total, eight African Music giants have a probability of claiming a BET Award this year.
The trio of AKA, Cassper Nyovest, and DJ Black Coffee carry the region’s hopes. Victory for any of them will partially neutralise West Africa’s dominance in continental recognitions. This is the first BET nomination for Cassper and the DJ Black Coffee but it is the second for AKA.
Their fate lies in their followers whose votes will determine their destiny. All nominees are equally good enough to claim the award, come the 26th of June, having been proven fit for the international recognition.
The list of nominees in the Best International Act Africa includes;
AKA (SOUTH AFRICA)
BLACK COFFEE (SOUTH AFRICA)
CASSPER NYOVEST (SOUTH AFRICA)
DIAMOND PLATNUMZ (TANZANIA)
SERGE BEYNAUD (COTE D’IVOIRE)
YEMI ALADE (NIGERIA)