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BET Awards 2017: Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, More battle for International Act Award

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Africa is filled with well-known Nigerian artists that made countless hits this year and the last.

It’s hard to guess which one of them will win the Best International Act award this year, as they all deserve it looking back at the work they’ve done.

The nominees include:






Babes Wodumo

Babes Wodumo

Nasty C

Nasty C





Mr eazi

Mr. Eazi

Wizkid in support of Mr Eazi, took to his twitter to wish him luck.

He posted a photo of the ‘Skin tight’ crooner with the caption, “Proud of this guy @mreazi! Bring it home!!”

Excited Mr Eazi also responded to the nomination on his Instagram saying, “Thank you BET for the recognition! Big up my team (You included) it’s been a great year!! Let’s do this for NG GH!!! #Lifeiseazi”

Davido also posted a response to the nomination on his Instagram saying, “COMEBACK SEASON!!!!! I WON THIS BACK IN 2014!! #TEAMDAVIDO LETS DO IT AGAIN!! SEE YOU AT THE 2017 BET AWARDS JUNE!!”

It will be both Tekno and Mr. Eazi’s first time being nominated for this category.

We wish them all the best of luck.

Beyoncé is nominated for the most awards, totalling seven followed by Bruno Mars, who is nominated for five.

Other categories for the award show and their nominees include:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist



Mary J. Blige




Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weekend

Trey Songz



Best Group

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

A Tribe Called Quest

Fat Joe & Remy Ma


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




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


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


Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

Beyonce –“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



Craig David

Emeli Sande






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 Monae

Taraji P. Henson

Viola Davis


Best Actor

Bryshere Y. Gray

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Mahershala Ali

Omari Hardwick


Young Stars Award

Ace Hunter

Caleb Mclaughlin

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Yara Shahidi


Best Movie


Get Out

Hidden Figures


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


Written by Sophie Ajaero

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