Burna Boy, Mr Eazi & Teni The Entertainer Pick Up 2019 BET Award Nominations

See the full list of nominees here

Last Friday, the nominations for this year’s BET awards were announced, and the Best International Act category features nominations for two of Afropop’s finest, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi, hoping to pick up the same award Davido won last year. Coming in just over a month after the pair took the Coachella main stage, the nominations solidify both Nigerian artists’ claims as the biggest African music exports. Burna and Eazi are up against South African rapper, Aka, French singer and rapper respectively, Aya Nakamura and Dosseh, as well as UK rappers, Dave and Giggs.

Joining the list of Nigerian nominees, Teni the Entertainer also picked up a nomination for Best New International Act. The singer’s BET nod is a new height for the NATIVE cover star, following her run of successful smash hit singles. Teni is up against South Africa’s Sho Madjozi, French singer and rapper respectively, Nesly and Jok’Air, as well as UK rappers Headie One and Octavian.

The 2019 edition of the BET awards is set to hold on the 23rd of June, at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California. See the full list of nominations below.

Best International Act
Aka (South Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Burna Boy (Nigeria)
Dave (Uk)
Dosseh (France)
Giggs (Uk)
Mr. Eazi (Nigeria)

Best New International Act
Headie One (Uk)
Jokair (France)
Nesly (France)
Octavian (Uk)
Sho Madjozi (South Africa)
Teni (Nigeria)

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Ella Mai
Teyana Taylor

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Chris Brown
John Legend

Best Group
Chloe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Gunna
The Carters

Best Collaboration
21 Savage Ft. J. Cole – “A Lot”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Cardi B Ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
H.E.R. Ft. Bryson Tiller – “Could’ve Been”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake – “Sicko Mode”
Tyga Ft. Offset – “Taste”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist
21 Savage
J. Cole
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Cardi B
Kash Doll
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma

Video Of The Year
21 Savage – “A Lot Ft. J. Cole”
Cardi B – “Money”
Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “Nice For What”
The Carters – “Apes**T”

Video Director Of The Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers
Hype Williams
Karena Evans

Best New Artist
City Girls
Juice Wrld
Lil Baby
Queen Naija

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Erica Campbell Ft. Warryn Campbell – “All Of My Life”
Fred Hammond – “Tell Me Where It Hurts”
Kirk Franklin – “Love Theory”
Snoop Dogg Ft. Rance Allen – “Blessing Me Again”
Tori Kelly Ft. Kirk Franklin – “Never Alone”

Best Actress
Issa Rae
Regina Hall
Regina King
Taraji P. Henson
Tiffany Haddish
Viola Davis

Best Actor
Anthony Anderson
Chadwick Boseman
Denzel Washington
Mahershala Ali
Michael B. Jordan
Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award
Caleb Mclaughlin
Lyric Ross
Marsai Martin
Michael Rainey Jr.
Miles Brown

Best Movie
Creed 2
If Beale Street Could Talk
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The Hate U Give

Sportswoman Of The Year
Allyson Felix
Candace Parker
Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Simone Biles

Sportsman Of The Year
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Odell Beckham Jr.
Stephen Curry
Tiger Woods

Album Of The Year
Travis Scott – “Astroworld”
Meek Mill – “Championships”
Ella Mai – “Ella Mai”
The Carters – “Everything Is Love”
Cardi B – “Invasion Of Privacy”

2019 Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Trip”
J. Cole – “Middle Child”
Travis Scott Ft. Drake – “Sicko Mode”

Bet Her Award
Alicia Keys – “Raise A Man”
Ciara – “Level Up”
H.E.R. – “Hard Place”
Janelle Monáe – “Pynk”
Queen Naija – “Mama’s Hand”
Teyana Taylor – “Rose In Harlem”

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