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2015 BET Awards Nominees Announced & African Artists Rep BIG This Year!



Hey folks!

Its that time of the year again…the 2015 BET are coming up on June 28th, 2015.

Last year I had a blast covering the 2014 BET Awards. Here is a quick recap of last year;

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Well earlier today the 2015 nominees were announced and once again, we have our African artists nominated in the “Best International Act: Africa” category AND the new category; BET Global Good Award.

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa who I profiled on FORBES had this to say; “We are thrilled that African artists and achievers are once again given this global platform to celebrate their contribution to African and African-American culture through our BET Awards franchise.”

The complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2015 are:

*NEW CATEGORY* BET GLOBAL GOOD AWARD

Millen Magese

Millen Magese (Tanzania)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: AFRICA

AKA

AKA (South Africa)

Fally-Ipupa

Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo)

Sarkodie

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Sauti Sol

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Stonebwoy

Stonebwoy (Ghana)

The Soil

The Soil (South Africa)

Wizkid

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ciara

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

K. Michelle

Rihanna

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

August Alsina

Chris Brown

John Legend

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Usher

BEST GROUP

A$Ap Mob

Jodeci

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

Rich Gang

Young Money

BEST COLLABORATION

August Alsina F/ Nicki Minaj – No Love (Remix)

Big Sean F/ E-40 – Idfwu

Chris Brown F/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – Loyal

Chris Brown F/ Usher & Rick Ross – New Flame

Common & John Legend – Glory (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)

Mark Ronson F/ Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Big Sean

Common

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Wale

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

Azealia Banks

Dej Loaf

Iggy Azalea

Nicki Minaj

Tink

Trina

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – 7/11

Big Sean F/ E-40 – Idfwu

Chris Brown F/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – Loyal

Chris Brown F/ Usher & Rick Ross – New Flame

Common & John Legend – Glory (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom

Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso

Chris Robinson

Fatima Robinson

Hype Williams

BEST NEW ARTIST

Bobby Shmurda

Dej Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd

Sam Smith

Tinashe

BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

Deitrick Haddon

Erica Campbell

Fred Hammond

Lecrae

Mali Music

Michelle Williams

BEST ACTRESS

Gabrielle Union

Kerry Washington

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Viola Davis

BEST ACTOR

Anthony Anderson

Idris Elba

Jussie Smollett

Kevin Hart

Terrence Howard

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Jacob Latimore

Jaden Smith

Mo’ne Davis

Quvenzhané Wallis

Zendaya

BEST MOVIE

Annie

Beyond The Lights

Selma

Think Like A Man Too

Top Five

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Brittney Griner

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Skylar Diggins

Venus Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Chris Paul

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Lebron James

Marshawn Lynch

Stephen Curry

VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

Beyoncé – 7/11

Dej Loaf – Try Me

Kendrick Lamar – I

Nicki Minaj F/ Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown – Only

Rae Sremmurd F/ Nicki Minaj & Young Thug – Throw Sum Mo

The Weeknd – Earned It (From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack)

CENTRIC AWARD

Avery Sunshine – Call My Name

Jazmine Sullivan F/ Meek Mill – Dumb

Mark Ronson F/ Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

Sam Smith F/ Mary J. Blige – Stay With Me

The Weeknd – Earned It (From The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Soundtrack)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK

FKA Twigs

Fuse Odg

Lethal Bizzle

Little Simz

Mnek

Stormzy

Can’t wait for the awards!

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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