The nominations for the 2017 BET awards was announced on Monday night at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel .
South african superstarts AKA, Nasty C and Babes Wodumo are up against some of the continent’s best, Nigerian superstars, Wizkid, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Davido and Ghanaian Afropop star Stonebwoy for the coveted category ‘Best International Act: Africa’.
Three times nominee AKA expressed his happiness at his nomination
“It does mean a lot to me, because this is a very important platform – BET’s presence here in Africa, especially in South Africa. Last year I spoke to Monde Twala [Vice President for BET, Youth & Music], at the actual awards in Los Angeles, about the future of it and where it’s going,”
“Africa right now as a whole, from Nigeria to South Africa, we are putting our mark on the rest of the world. For me I feel like this is the first step in terms of one day having a ‘Best African’ category at the Grammys.”
With Superstar DJ, Black Coffee winning it last year, one of the trio will be hoping to win it this year.
Notably missing is Abuti Fillup, Cassper Nyovest. We wonder what that is all about.