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Wizkid, Yemi Alade, get nominated for “Bet Awards” 2015!

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… As BET Announces Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wyane Others As Nominees

 Nigerian pop stars Wizkid and Yemi Alade have been named as nominees in this year’s BET awards.

The duo have been nominated alongside Ghana’s Sarkodie and Stoneboy, South Africa’s AKA, DRC’s Fally Ipupa and Kenya’s Sauti Sol for the award of Best International Act Africa category.

BET Networks recognises artistes, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the BET Awards 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of fans and entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.

This year’s nominees showcase a diverse group of talent that includes longstanding entertainers, breakout performers, and outstanding athletes,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “We congratulate all of the talent on their remarkable contributions to the world of entertainment and look forward to them joining us in celebrating 15 years of the BET Awards.”

Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa added, “We are thrilled that African artistes and achievers have been given this global platform once again to highlight and celebrate their huge contribution to the totality of global Black culture through our BET Awards franchise.”

The BET Awards 2015 premieres simultaneously on BET and BET2 (DStv channel 135) at 8:10PM on Tuesday June 30.

See the complete list of nominees for the BET Awards 2015 below:

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

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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