Burna Boy and Rema have picked up nominations ahead of the 2020 BET Awards.
Representing Nigeria on the nominees’ list, Burna Boy and Rema were nominated for the Best International Act and Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act respectively.
The Nigerian music acts join other African nominees that include South African superstar Sho Madjozi and Congolese singer-songwriter Innoss’B in the “Best International Act” category, and Zimbabwean songstress Sha Sha who is nominated in the Viewers Choice Best New International Act category.
Canadian rapper, Drake, returns to the top spot to secure six nods, including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and two nods for both ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice’ for his features alongside Chris Brown ( No Guidance) and Future (Life Is Good).
The 2020 edition of the BET Awards is scheduled to simulcast live on June 29 making its international broadcast premiere on BET Africa.
American female rapper, Megan Thee Stallion, and Roddy Ricch garnered the second most nods with five nominations each. Megan Thee Stallion’s nominations include ‘Best Female Hip Hop,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award.’ Roddy Ricch’s nods include ‘Best Male Hip Hop,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Viewer’s Choice Award.’ Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby are third place with four nominations each.