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Ghana Misses Out In 'BET' 2020 Award Nominees


This is the third time that Ghana has missed out on a nomination, since the introduction of the Best International Act category ten years ago.


Ghana has received a nomination every year and has gone on to win that award twice by rapper Sarkodie and Stonebwoy in 2012 and 2015.


ThinkNewsOnline is gathering in 2018, Kwesi Arthur was the only Ghanaian nominated for the BETs in the category of Best New International act.


Stonebwoy was nominated in 2017 among the likes of Davido, Aka, Mr Eazi and Nasty C, for the best international act, which saw the “if” singer winning the award.

However, Burna Boy has been nominated for an enviable BET Award of which some followers have already made a judgement that he will not win. The African Giant was nominated for the BET Best International Act award against South Africa’s Sho Madjozi and INNOSS’B of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Some of the other nominees are Wizkid via Beyonce and their collabo hit, Brown Skin Girl. Nigeria’s Rema is competing for Viewers Choice Award, Best New International Act against Sha Sha of Zimbabwe.

BET Award Nominees: Burna Boy, Rema and Sho MadjoziDrake carries the day with six nominations: Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year, and two more for both Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice for his collab alongside Chris Brown- No Guidance and Future- Life Is Good.

Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch garnered the second most votes 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.

Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo, and DaBaby are next in line with four nominations each.

The award ceremony is expected to be a virtual concert on the night of Sunday, June 28 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

ThinkNewsOnline is learning that voting is still open until June 19.

Here in Africa the show will be broadcast on BET Africa at 2am, June 29 Central Africa Time. Comedian and Insecure actress Amanda Seales of Insecure will host the BET Awards this year.

The ceremony will feature special performances by Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, DaBaby, D Smoke, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Usher, and many more talented artists. BET is known for supporting black talent in the entertainment industry all the way to sports and philanthropy.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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