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Wizkid, Yemi Alade & More Nominated for “Best International Act: Africa” for the 2016 BET Awards | See Full List of Nominees




The nomination list for the 2016 BET Awards is out and Drake tops the list with 9 nominations in “Best Collaboration”, “Best Male Hip-Hop”, “Best Video” and more categories.

In the “Best International Act: Africa” category we have 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).

BET Networks recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across over 20 categories with the 2016 “BET Awards” nominations. 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.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Adele
  • Andra Day
  • Beyoncé
  • K. Michelle
  • Rihanna

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Bryson Tiller
  • Chris Brown
  • Jeremih
  • The Weeknd
  • Tyrese

Best Group

  • 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
  • Drake & Future
  • Puff Daddy & The Family
  • Rae Sremmurd
  • The Internet

Best Collaboration

  • Big Sean Ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $Ign – Play No Games
  • Big Sean Ft. Kanye West & John Legend – One Man Can Change The World
  • Future Ft. Drake – Where Ya At
  • Nicki Minaj Ft. Beyoncé – Feeling Myself
  • Rihanna Ft. Drake – Work

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

  • Drake
  • Fetty Wap
  • Future
  • J. Cole
  • Kanye West
  • Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

  • Dej Loaf
  • Lil Kim
  • Missy Elliott
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Remy Ma

Video Of The Year

  • Beyoncé – Formation
  • Bryson Tiller – Don’t
  • Drake – Hotline Bling
  • Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  • Rihanna Ft. Drake – Work

Video Director Of The Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Chris Brown
  • Colin Tilley & The Little Homies
  • Director X
  • Hype Williams


Best New Artist

  • Alessia Cara
  • Andra Day
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Kehlani
  • Tory Lanez

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Anthony Brown & Group Therapy
  • Erica Campbell
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Lecrae
  • Tamela Mann
  • Tasha Cobbs

Best Actress

  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Viola Davis

Best Actor

  • Anthony Anderson
  • Courtney B. Vance
  • Idris Elba
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • O’shea Jackson Jr.

Youngstars Award

  • Amandla Stenberg
  • Quvenzhané Wallis
  • Silentó
  • Willow Smith
  • Yara Shahidi

Best Movie

  • Beasts Of No Nation
  • Concussion
  • Creed
  • Dope
  • Straight Outta Compton

Sportswoman Of The Year

  • Cheyenne Woods
  • Gabrielle Douglas
  • Serena Williams
  • Skylar Diggins
  • Venus Williams

Sportsman Of The Year

  • Cam Newton
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Lebron James
  • Odell Beckham Jr.
  • Stephen Curry

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award

  • Beyoncé – Formation
  • Bryson Tiller – Don’t
  • Chris Brown – Back To Sleep
  • Drake – Hotline Bling
  • Future Ft. Drake – Where Ya At
  • Rihanna Ft. Drake – Work

Centric Award

  • Andra Day – Rise Up
  • Beyoncé – Formation
  • K. Michelle – Not A Little Bit
  • Rihanna – Bbhmm
  • The Internet – Under Control

Best International Act Africa

  • Aka (South Africa)
  • Black Coffee (South Africa)
  • Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
  • Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
  • Mzvee (Ghana)
  • Serge Beynaud (Cote D’ivoire)
  • Wizkid (Nigeria)
  • Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

Best International Act Uk

  • Kano
  • Krept & Konan
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy
  • Tinie Tempah

The 2016 BET Awards is set to hold on Sunday, 26th of June, 2016.


  1. Ij

    May 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Andra Day is giving me some RiRi vibes…

  2. Bongz_Zulu_SA

    May 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Ag sies! This is one award that is just not meant for Southern African artist by the “power that might be”. So f&$ck them and their award!

    • le coco

      May 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      this award isnt for africans PERIOD!!. the way they treat African artists is appalling.. what happened to the calls for boycotting this award.. smh!! all african artists should boycott

    • koye

      May 21, 2016 at 8:44 am who is more deserving than wizkid

  3. Notimeforstinkingthing

    May 20, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Congratulations to Yemi and Wizzy on the world stage,no sentiment involved.The negative online gossip karachikas must now go for confession before the wrath of God come upon them,throwing stones under the banana trees with the sole aim of destroying careers didn’t work on Gods own Wizkid.#Osinachi 1 of Africa.


      May 20, 2016 at 11:08 am

      U people no well o, every wizkid post u must use idea to drag Linda ikeji’s name for it. OK wiz kid is winning,and so is Linda, he has been winning for a while now so why act like it has anything to do with his fight with Linda?? U need sense for real

    • real karashika

      May 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      No be only Kara”chikas”….cos u just exposed urself as d real Karashika…busy body that will not rest

  4. Adio_Brahimo

    May 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

    And the winner for the best international act (Africa) is Wizkid (Nigeria) that brand (Nigeria) is trending in the globe as well the artist is making wave with his collabo with international super star (Drake) with the hit song that’s making the wave on the Billboard (one dance).

  5. Mondela

    May 20, 2016 at 10:43 am

    why is adele nominated abeg?she’s white.

  6. Daniel

    May 20, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Well it’s the lords doings and it’s wonderful in our sights.Only nomination is ok for me,ni o Ojuelegba o

  7. You no well Karachika brother or sister

    May 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    So every post we thank God for lifting wizzy’s hand up in the presence of his enemies that have decided to ruin his caree?you foolishly assume it’s only Linda we are talking about,we are also talking to all you disciples of negative mindsets.

  8. Helen

    May 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Nobody mentioned linda,all I see is under the banana tree.Some parts of the country believe in the superstitions that Evil people hold their meetings under the Banana tree.

  9. Faith

    May 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Welldone wizkid,moving higher

  10. Robert

    May 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Congratulations to Yemi Alade definitely representing…shout to Wizkid too!!! surely voting for both of them! Nigerians if you like don’t vote for our own, by the time Tanzania pull together and add voting robots too for Diamond una go understand lol #SUPPORTOUROWN instead of hitting heads together and coming up with this Linda and Wizzy bullshit. VOTE YEMI ALADE AND WIZKID SIMPLE!!!

  11. Hadasa

    May 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats starboy

  12. Aso Oke

    May 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I know naija like to feel among but African artists should boycott this backstage award. Imagine if there was an African American category at the grammys and they only gave it backstage?? al Sharpton and them will be all up in arms. African artist collecting this award should be ashamed of themselves and they are doing their fans a disservice. I’m sure there are a lot of African viewers watching the awards. Eye balls equals Ad money. They want your eyeballs but they don’t want you to see your artists, wake up! The so called award category was meant as a platform to showcase African talents, you can’t showcase talent if it is backstage. African artists should also be performing at the BET awards. Its better to scrap the category that to even have it. That’s why I boycott the stupid awards.

  13. Prince

    May 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Wizkid did an amazing job and deserves the award again this time. And what’s Miss Johnny doing on the list biko

  14. Fame

    June 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Congrats to Wizkid, being part of artists representing Africa (Nigeria) is already an award already and to Yemi you guys rock.

  15. Balogun

    June 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    congrats to yemi Alade!! happy 4 her,. wizkid is out of this, that pompose nd arrogant boi, anyways, life is too short for your pompose behaviour, even if i lyk or 8 yu, it doesn’t add any tin 2 me. na yu nd ur family dy chop ur moni,. remember all ur arrogant act nd beliving no1 lyk yu wil b 6feet 1 day.

  16. mizter_2s

    January 19, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    congrats. #wizkid_αn_yemi

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