Burna Boy, Mr Eazi and Teni, three Nigerian artistes, have been nominated alongside top international music acts for the 2019 edition of the BET awards.
The ‘Dangote’ singer alongside Mr Eazi bagged nomination for the best international act award category. They will be competing with South Africa’s AKA; French pop singer, Aya Nakamura; Dosseh, a French rapper, and English rapper– Giggs.
Teni was nominated for the best new international act category alongside Headie One (U.K.); Sho Madjozi (South Africa); Jok’Air (France); Nesly (France), and Octavian (U.K.).
Cardi B, US hip-hop star, is the lead nominee for the awards with a total of seven nominations, next to Drake who scored five.
Nipsey Hussle, deceased US rapper, was also nominated for a posthumous award.
The award, which is scheduled to hold on June 23, will be aired live from the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles.
Here’s the full list below;
Video of the year
21 Savage ft. J. Cole -A Lot
Cardi B – Money
Cardi B ft. Bruno Mars -Please Me
Childish Gambino -This Is America
Drake -Nice for What
The Carters – Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t.
Best female R&B/pop artist
Beyoncé – Ella Mai
H.E.R. – Solange
SZA – Teyana Taylor
Best male R&B/pop artist
Best female hip-hop artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Best male hip-hop artist
Best new artist
Chloe x Halle
Lil Baby and Gunna
21 Savage ft J. Cole – A Lot
Cardi B ft. Bruno Mars – Please Me
Cardi B ft J Balvin & Bad Bunny – I Like It
H.E.R. ft Bryson Tiller – Could’ve Been
Travis Scott ft Drake -Sicko Mode
Tyga ft Offset -Taste
Album of the year
Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
Meek Mill – Championships
The Carters – Everything Is Love
Travis Scott – Astroworld
Viewers’ choice award
Cardi B ft J Balvin & Bad Bunny -I Like It
Childish Gambino – This Is America
Drake – In My Feelings
Ella Mai – Trip
J. Cole – Middle Child
Travis Scott ft Drake – Sicko Mode
Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award
Erica Campbell ft Warryn Campbell – All of My Life