Burna Boy and Rema nominated for 2020 BET Awards

Burna Boy and Rema nominated for 2020 BET Awards

- Black Entertainment Television (BET) has announced its nominations for the 2020 awards

- The awards will also mark its 20th anniversary

- Burna Boy and Rema were amongst the few African artistes nominated for awards in various categories

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Nigerian music superstars, Burna Boy and Rema continue to receive international recognition for their creative talents and this time is no different.

Social media has been buzzing with excitement following the release of the 2020 Awards nominations for Black Entertainment Television (BET) as they mark their 20th anniversary.

The nominations which are aimed at celebrating people of colour had several African artistes on the list.

While Burna Boy has been nominated for Best International Act, Rema falls in the category of Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act.

Burna Boy and Rema nominated for 2020 BET Awards

Burna Boy and Rema were the only Nigerian artistes nominated for 2020 BET Awards
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The 2020 BET Awards will air live on June 28 across ViacomCBS networks, including CBS for the first time. The show, which will be a virtual celebration because of the coronavirus pandemic, will also air on BET and BET HER.

Below is the full list of nominated artistes:

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyonce

H.E.R.

Jhene Aiko

Kehlani

Lizzo

Summer Walker

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Anderson Paak

Chris Brown

Jacquees

Khalid

The Weeknd

Usher

Best Group

Chloe X Halle

City Girls

EarthGang

Griselda

JackBoys

Migos

Best Collaboration

“No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake

“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend

“Life is Good,” Future featuring Drake

“Slide,” H.E.R. featuring YG

“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign

“On Chill,” Wale featuring Jeremih

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

DaBaby

Drake

Future

Lil Baby

Roddy Ricch

Travis Scott

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

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Doja Cat

Lizzo

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Saweetie

Video of the Year

“No Guidance,” Chris Brown featuring Drake

“Bop,” DaBaby

“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend

“Say So,” Doja Cat

“Hot Girl Summer,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign

“The Box,” Roddy Ricch

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Director X

Eif Rivera

Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist

Danileigh

Lil Nas X

Pop Smoke

Roddy Ricch

Summer Walker

YBN Cordae

Album of the Year

Cuz I Luv You, Lizzo

Fever, Megan Thee Stallion

Homecoming: The Live Album, Beyonce

I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.

Kirk, DaBaby

Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial, Roddy Ricch

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

“Alright,” Fred Hammond

“I Made It Out,” John P. Kee featuring Zacardi Cortez

“Follow God,” Kanye West

“All In His Plan,” PJ Morton featuring Le’Andria Johnson and Mary Mary

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“Victory,” The Clark Sisters

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Cynthia Erivo

Issa Rae

Regina King

Tracee Ellis Ross

Zendaya

Best Actor

Billy Porter

Eddie Murphy

Forest Whitaker

Jamie Foxx

Michael B. Jordan

Omari Hardwick

Youngstars Award

Alex Hibbert

Asante Blackk

Jahi Di’Allo Winston

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Storm Reid

Best Movie

Bad Boys For Life

Dolemite Is My Name

Harriet

Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce

Just Mercy

Queen & Slim

Sportswoman of the Year

Ajeé Wilson

Claressa Shields

Coco Gauff

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kawhi Leonard

Lebron James

Odell Beckham Jr.

Patrick Mahomes II

Stephen Curry

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BET Her Award

“Underdog,” Alicia Keys

“Brown Skin Girl,” Beyonce featuring Blue Ivy Carter, WizKid and SAINt JHN

“Melanin,” Ciara featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and LaLa

“I Choose,” Layton Greene

“Tempo,” Lizzo featuring Missy Elliot

“Afeni,” Rapsody featuring PJ Morton

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Viewer's Choice Award

Chris Brown Ft. Drake, "No Guidance"

DaBaby, "Bop"

Future ft. Drake, "Life Is Good"

Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj, "Hot Girl Summer"

Roddy Ricch, "The Box"

The Weeknd, "Heartless"

Best International Act

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Innoss'B (DRC)

Sho Madjozi (South Africa)

Dave (U.K.)

Stormzy (U.K.)

Ninho (France)

S.Pri Noir (France)

Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act

Rema (Nigeria)

SHA SHA (Zimbabwe)

Celeste (U.K.)

Young T & Bugsey (U.K.)

Hatik (France)

Stacy (France)

Meanwhile, popular Nigerian singers Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid have once again made their countrymen proud by showing how their music is significantly making waves beyond the shores of Africa.

Just recently, top American entertainment media brand, Billboard, made a compilation of the most streamed artists in Sub-Saharan Africa. The list featured a host of top performing artists from different African countries.

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However, Nigerian music stars appeared to have clinched more spots on the list.

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