Three Nigerian artists have been reportedly nominated for the 2019 BET Awards. The award which was established in 2001, celebrates African-Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.
Teni was rewarded for her amazing musical growth in 2018 with a nomination in the best new international act category.
Meanwhile, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi were both nominated in the best international act category alongside AKA (South Africa); Aya Nakamura (France); Dave (U.K.); Dosseh (France) and Giggs (U.K).
The two artists, alongside Teni, were the biggest stars of 2018 dropping fan-favourites all year long. Burna Boy and Mr Eazi also performed at Coachella Festival in April.
Others such as late rapper, Nipsey Hussle, also received a posthumous nomination in the hip-hop artist category.
The 2019 BET awards will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on June 23.
See below the full nominee's list:
- Video of the year : 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”; Cardi B, “Money”; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”; Childish Gambino, “This Is America”; Drake, “Nice for What”; The Carters, “Apes(asterisk)(asterisk)t.”
- Best female R&B/pop artiste: Beyoncé; Ella Mai; H.E.R.; Solange; SZA; Teyana Taylor.
- Best male R&B/pop artiste: Anderson.Paak; Bruno Mars; Childish Gambino; Chris Brown; John Legend; Khalid.
- Best female hip-hop artiste: Cardi B; Kash Doll; Lizzo; Megan Thee Stallion; Nicki Minaj; Remy Ma.
- Best male hip-hop artiste: 21 Savage; Drake; J. Cole; Meek Mill; Nipsey Hussle; Travis Scott.
- Best new artiste: Blueface; City Girls; Juice WRLD; Lil Baby; Queen Naija.
- Best group: Chloe x Halle; City Girls; Lil Baby and Gunna; Migos; the Carters.
- Best collaboration : 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, “A Lot”; Cardi B and Bruno Mars, “Please Me”; Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, “I Like It”; H.E.R. featuring Bryson Tiller, “Could’ve Been”; Travis Scott featuring Drake, “Sicko Mode”; Tyga featuring Offset, “Taste.”
- Album of the year: Cardi B, “Invasion of Privacy”; Ella Mai, “Ella Mai”; Meek Mill, “Championships”; The Carters, “Everything Is Love”; Travis Scott, “Astroworld.”