South Africa’s AKA, Sho Madjozi nominated for BET Awards 2019

BET in Africa has announced the local nominations for the BET Awards 2019. The announcement was made in two separate press conferences in both cities of Johannesburg (SA) and Lagos (Nigeria)

The BET Awards 2019 are scheduled to take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 23 June and premiering live across the continent on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Monday 24 June at 02:00 CAT and 20:00 CAT.

The awards celebrate the brightest stars across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy. The nominees announced in the Best International Act Award category from South Africa is Hip Hop rapper AKA alongside Nigerian musicians Burna Boy and Mr. Eazi. Also included in the category are Daveand Giggsfrom the UK with Aya Nakamuraand Dossehfrom France.

In the fan voted category of Best New International Act, Sho Madjozi from South Africa is nominated together with Teniola Apata from Nigeria, Headie Oneand Octavianfrom the UK and France’s Jokairand Nesly.

 BET will honour the Best International Act in-show, along with the viewer’s choice fan voted category Best New International Act during the live red-carpet pre-show.

The pre-show will be broadcast on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) from 00:00 CAT and 20:00 CAT.

“The BET Awards is a powerful platform for celebrating and elevating black excellence from around the world,” said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International.

“We look forward to honouring this year’s Best International Act and Best New International Act during the BET Awards main and surround programming that will broadcast to a global audience.”

The International Act category has honoured previous African winners who have gone on to trail blaze Africa’s culture proudly and become recognisable worldwide for their talent from Nigeria’s 2face and D’banj in 2011 and Wizkid in 2017, Ghana’s Sarkodie and Stonebwoy in 2012 and 2015 respectively and South Africa’s Black Coffee in 2016.

Last year in 2018, for the first time, globally acclaimed Davido emotionally received his BET Best International Act Award live on stage during the global broadcast of the show with South Africa’s Sjava in traditional Zulu regalia receiving his Best New International Act at the live red carpet show.

The 2019 BET Awards will be broadcast in partnership with Russian Bear and My Muze by Vodacom on Monday, 24 June 2019, starting with a pre-show on at 00:00 CAT, followed by the main awards show at 02:00 CAT and conclude with a post-show immediately after. The awards will also be broadcast at 20:00 CAT the same night.

The complete list of nominees for the 2019 BET AWARDS are:

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