BABES, AKA AND NASTY C NOMINATED FOR BET AWARDS!

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Babes Wodumo nominated for BET Award.
Photo: Instagram
Babes Wodumo nominated for BET Award. Photo: Instagram

BET Africa is celebrating the best in African talent at the 2017 BET Awards.

AKA, Babes Wodumo, Nasty C, Wizkid, Davido, Stonebwoy, Tekno & Mr Eazi are all contending for the Best International Act: Africa gong.

This was announced last night at a gig in Rosebank, Jozi.

In the international categories, Beyoncé tops with seven nominations while Bruno Mars takes five.

The are followed by Chance the Rapper, Solange and Migos with four nominations each.

The 2017 BET Awards are set to air exclusively on BET Africa on 27 June at 20:00.

The voting lines have officially gone live on www.betafrica.tv

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 2017 BET Awards are:
 
Best International Act: Africa 

AKA (South Africa)
BABES WODUMO (South Africa)
DAVIDO (Nigeria)
NASTY C (South Africa)
STONEBWOY (Ghana)
TEKNO (Nigeria)
WIZKID (Nigeria)
MR EAZI (Nigeria)

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

BEYONCÉ
KEHLANI
MARY J. BLIGE 
RIHANNA
SOLANGE
 
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

BRUNO MARS
CHRIS BROWN
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
USHER
 
Best Group

2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
FAT JOE & REMY MA 
MIGOS
RAE SREMMURD
 
Best Collaboration

BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR - FREEDOM
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. 2 CHAINZ & LIL WAYNE - NO PROBLEM
CHRIS BROWN FT. GUCCI MANE & USHER - PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z - SHINING
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT - BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE - BLACK BEATLES
 
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

BIG SEAN
CHANCE THE RAPPER
DRAKE 
FUTURE
J. COLE
KENDRICK LAMAR
 
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

CARDI B
MISSY ELLIOTT
NICKI MINAJ
REMY MA
YOUNG M.A.
 
Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ - SORRY
BIG SEAN - BOUNCE BACK
BRUNO MARS         - 24K MAGIC
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT - BAD AND BOUJEE
SOLANGE - CRANES IN THE SKY
 
Video Director of the Year

BENNY BOOM – KEHLANI “CRZY”
BRUNO MARS & JONATHAN LIA – BRUNO MARS “THAT’S WHAT I LIKE”
DIRECTOR X – ZAYN MALIK “LIKE I WOULD”
HYPE WILLIAMS – TYGA “GUCCI SNAKES FT. DESIIGNER”
KAHLIL JOSEPH & BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER – BEYONCÉ “SORRY”
 
Best New Artist

21 SAVAGE
CARDI B
CHANCE THE RAPPER
KHALID 
YOUNG M.A.
 
Album of the Year 

24K MAGIC - BRUNO MARS
4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY - J. COLE
A SEAT AT THE TABLE - SOLANGE
COLORING BOOK - CHANCE THE RAPPER
LEMONADE - BEYONCÉ
 
Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

CECE WINANS – NEVER HAVE TO BE ALONE
FANTASIA FT. TYE TRIBBETT – I MADE IT
KIRK FRANKLIN FT. SARAH REEVES, TASHA COBBS & TAMELA MANN – MY WORLD NEEDS YOU
LECRAE – CAN’T STOP ME NOW (DESTINATION)
TAMELA MANN – GOD PROVIDES
 
Best Actress

GABRIELLE UNION
ISSA RAE
JANELLE MONÁE
TARAJI P. HENSON
VIOLA DAVIS
 
Best Actor

BRYSHERE Y. GRAY
DENZEL WASHINGTON 
DONALD GLOVER
MAHERSHALA ALI
OMARI HARDWICK 
 
YoungStars Award

ACE HUNTER
CALEB MCLAUGHLIN 
JADEN SMITH
MARSAI MARTIN
YARA SHAHIDI
 
Best Movie

FENCES
GET OUT!
HIDDEN FIGURES
MOONLIGHT
THE BIRTH OF A NATION
 
Sportswoman of the Year Award

GABBY DOUGLAS
SERENA WILLIAMS
SIMONE BILES
SKYLAR DIGGINS
VENUS WILLIAMS
 
Sportsman of the Year Award

CAM NEWTON
LEBRON JAMES
ODELL BECKHAM JR.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK 
STEPHEN CURRY
 
Centric Award

FANTASIA - SLEEPING WITH THE ONE I LOVE
KEHLANI - DISTRACTION
MARY J. BLIGE - THICK OF IT
SOLANGE - CRANES IN THE SKY
SYD - ALL ABOUT ME
YUNA - CRUSH FT. USHER
 
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

BEYONCÉ - SORRY 
BRUNO MARS - 24K MAGIC
DRAKE - FAKE LOVE
MIGOS FT. LIL UZI VERT - BAD AND BOUJEE
RAE SREMMURD FT. GUCCI MANE - BLACK BEATLES
THE WEEKND FT. DAFT PUNK – STARBOY
 
Best International Act: Europe 

BOOBA (France)
MHD (France)
CRAIG DAVID (UK)
EMELI SANDE (UK)
GIGGS (UK)
SKEPTA (UK)
STORMZY (UK)
WILEY (UK)

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