Two Nigerian singers Burna Boy and Rema have been nominated for the BET 2020 awards.
The award nominee; Burna Boy was nominated in the Best International Act, a category he won in 2019 while Rema earned a nod in Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category.
On the international scene, Drake leads with six nominations for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year and two nods for both Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice, for his features with Chris Brown (“No Guidance”) and Future (“Life Is Good”). While newcomers Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are tied with five nominations each. Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby follow with four nominations each.
Internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2am CAT on June 29th, followed by international broadcasts in the UK on June 29th at 9pm BST, France on June 30th at 9:45pm CEST and in South Korea on June 30th at 9pm KST.
It is instructive to note that the annual BET awards show celebrates creative expression and black excellence across music, film, television, sports and philanthropy.