Wizkid, Yemi Alade nominated for BET Awards, Drake in special class

Wizkid, Yemi Alade nominated for BET Awards, Drake in special class

Friday, May 20, 2016 2:18 pm


Drake

Drake: Leads with nine nominations

The nomination list for the 2016 BET Awards is out and Drake, the ‘one dance’ rapper tops the list with nine  nominations in the categories for “Best Collaboration”, “Best Male Hip-Hop”, “Best Video” and more.

He is followed by Beyoncé and Rihanna, who tie with five nominations.

Adele receives  her first nomination in the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist category.

Beyonce: nominated for five awards

Beyonce: nominated for five awards

In the category for the “Best International Act: Africa” category are  AKA (South Africa), Black Coffee (South Africa), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Mzvee (Ghana), Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire), Wizkid (Nigeria) and Yemi Alade (Nigeria).

Wizkid

Wizkid

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

The BET Awards honour achievements in music, movies, television and sports.

The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

This year’s ceremony will air on Sunday 26 June from inside the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

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