BET Awards 2015: Yemi Alade, Fally Ipupa, Wizkid For Int’l Best Act

Global African American Entertainment TV Awards, BET has announced nominations for the BET Awards 2015 and interestingly eight contemporary African artists have been nominated for the Best International Act: Africa at the prestigious awards ceremony.

‘Johnny’ crooner, Yemi Alade leads others in the star studded nomination category. The rest are Aka (South Africa), The Soil (South Africa), Wizkid (Nigeria), Sarkodie (Ghana), Stonebwoy (Ghana), Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Sauti Sol (Kenya). In addition, Tanzanian supermodel Millen Magese (Tanzania) has been awarded the inaugural ‘Global Good Award’ in recognition of her philanthropic efforts in Africa. The awards premieres simultaneously on all the BET channels at 20:10 CAT on Tuesday 30th of June.

Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj lead the BET Awards with an impressive six nominations. Chris Brown is nominated for ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ two separate nods in the ‘Best Collaboration’ category, two nominations in the ‘Video of the Year’ category and the ‘Viewers’ Choice Award.’ Nicki Minaj is nominated ‘Best Collaboration’, ‘Best Female Hip Hop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’, two nominations for ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’ and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. Beyoncé and Lil Wayne round it out with four nominations each. Beyoncé is nominated for ‘Best Female R&B / Pop Artist’, ‘Video of the Year’, ‘Video Director of the Year’, and the coveted ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’. Lil Wayne is nominated for ‘Best Collaboration’, ‘Video of the Year’, ‘Viewers’ Choice Award’, and ‘Best Group’ as a member of Young Money. This year also marks a special milestone for the BET Awards as it celebrates its 15th anniversary at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday 28 June.

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa, “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 is:

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT AFRICA:

Aka (South Africa)

Fally Ipupa (Dr Congo)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Stonebwoy (Ghana)

The Soil (South Africa)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

 

*NEW CATEGORY* BET GLOBAL GOOD AWARD:

Millen Magese (Tanzania)

 

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST:

Beyoncé

Ciara

Janelle Monáe

Jhené Aiko

  1. 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

  1. 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

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