The nominees are in and the race is on for the much-coveted 2016 BET Awards – among the list of nominees they are there South African artist namely, AKA, Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee.
AKA is nominated alongside South Africa’s The Soil, Ghana’s Sarokdie and Stonebwoy, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Femi Alade, Kenya’s Sauti Sol and the DRC’s Fally Ipupa.
The South African multi-award winning rappers AKA and Cassper Nyovest are nominated alongside multi award winning record producer and DJ, Black Coffee, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz, Ghana’s Mzvee, Cote D’ivoire’s Serge Beynaud, Nigeria’s Wizkid and Yemi Alade.
The nominations, announced Thursday (May 19), honor artists, entertainers and athletes in more than 20 categories, as selected by BET’s voting academy—a group of entertainment professionals and fans.
The 2016 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It has been announced that this year’s show will mark 16 years of must-see moments.