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Black Entertainment Television, BET has
unveiled the nominees for the 2016 BET
Awards Viewers’ Choice “Best New
International Act” category. This year’s
competition is tougher than ever, featuring
talented up-and-coming artists from around
including: Falz (Nigeria), Emtee (South
Africa), MHD (France), TkayMaidza (Australia),
WSTRN (UK) and Section Boyz (UK).
Falz is known for his funny skits on social
media, breaking out with a popular ‘Ello bae’
catchphrase which became viral pretty fast.
The fast rising entertainer who happens to be
a rapper started out with a music group
“School Boys” he formed with a friend back in
high school, releasing a compilation mixtape
titled “Shakara” in 2009.
In 2011, Falz released a single titled ‘Waz up
guy’ before he went on to release ‘High Class’
and ‘Currency’ which gained him grounds in the
Nigerian music industry.
The rapper has got two albums out “Waz Up
Guy” (2009) and “Stories that touch”(2015)
which have both received critical acclaims.
The comic rapper has been nominated at
award shows winning Best Actor in a Comedy
Movie/Series at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers
Choice Awards for his role as ‘Segun’ in Funke
Akindele’s TV series ‘Jenifa’s Diary’.
Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee
Ellis Ross, the 2016 “BET Awards” will include
previously announced performances
by Alicia Keys, Maxwell and more, as well as a
star-studded tribute to legendary pop icon
featuring Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo and
Janelle Monae on one of the year’s biggest
nights in music.
The BET Awards recognizes artists,
entertainers, and athletes across 20
categories. The nominations are selected
by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised
of fans and an esteemed group of
entertainment professionals in the fields of
television, film, music, social media, digital
marketing, sports journalism, public relations,
and the creative arts.
As previously announced, Drake leads the list
of entertainers with an impressive nine
nominations including ‘Best Male Hip Hop
Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best
Collaboration’ for his hit ‘Where ya at’ with
fellow hip hop artist
Future. Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five
Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the
night including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist’,
‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for
‘Feeling Myself’ with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in
the running for awards including ‘Best Female
R&B/Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’, and ‘Best
Collaboration’, for ‘Work’ featuring Drake.
Other nominees include newcomer Bryson
Tiller who is up for four awards including ‘Best
Male R&B/Pop Artist’. Chris Brown is
nominated for the same number including
‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Video Director
of the Year.’ Future could also walk away with
four awards including ‘Best Male Hip Hop
Artist’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice
The BET Awards premieres on BET (DStv
Channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 CAT
and will take place along with the BET
Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles
from 23-26 June 2016.
Fans can vote their favourite new artist by
voting online at BET.com » or by taking the
competition to social media and tweeting or
tagging @BET_intl on Twitter » and
Instagram » using the hashtag #ipick. Voting
for the Viewer’s Choice category is now open,
and will close on 22 June at 00:59 CAT.
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