Nigerian Music Stars Burna Boy, Wizkid Nominated for BET Awards 2021

Nigerian Music Stars Burna Boy, Wizkid Nominated for BET Awards 2021

- The 2021 BET Awards have announced Burna Boy and Wizkid as nominees for Best International Act

- Recall Burna Boy has won in the last two years and Wizkid won it in 2012 when the category had two divisions

- Other 2021 nominees include Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz and Brazilian act, Emicida

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The 2021 list of nominees for the Black Entertainment (BET) Awards have been released and Nigerian music lovers are pretty excited as two of their very own - Burna Boy and Wizkid - have been nominated.

Nigerian music stars Burna Boy, Wizkid nominated for BET Awards 2021
The singers have been nominated for the BET Awards. Photo credit: @burnaboygram, @wizkid
Source: Instagram

The talented singers each got nominated in the Best International Act category on May 27, 2021.

Other nominees in the category include French singers, Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha; Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz; Brazilian act, Emicida.

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This is not the first time Burna Boy has been nominated in this category.

Burna Boy has won in the last two years. Before then, Wizkid won the award in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK

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Grammy winners

Recall earlier, reported on how Wizkid won the Best Music Video while Burna Boy won in the Best Global Music Album category at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Social media reactions

The news of their recent nominations has sparked reactions among music lovers. While some have already predicted who they think will take home the award, others have seized the opportunity to shade Davido - who wasn't nominated.

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See some comments from @goldmynetv's post, below:


"Burna is Taking this one."


"Give your souls to the international music industry cabals and you will gets all the awards Davido is one of the biggest in Africa and out side Africa regardless BET opinion..have you ever asked yourself why R Kelly never won major awards with all the great records he drops the matter long abeg."

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"Na burna get am."


"Davido’s fans are busy typing “he’s bigger than that” or “he said he’s not ready for it” when you’re big, you are big! Abegi"


"Davido is not dragging shine with anybody, get that into your skull."

In other news, Burna Boy may have won a Grammy, but it does not seem that many Nigerians like the singer. In fact, many seem to like the Ye crooner's songs more than they like him.

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Recently, took to their official Twitter page to ask their followers who their artiste of the decade is.

The poll had the names of Wizkid, Davido, Burna Boy and the last option was for people who may want to make comments on any other artistes of their choice.

Wizkid was the most preferred as the Ojuelegba crooner gathered 43.6% votes. Davido came second as he got 33.3% votes while Burna Boy came third with just 14.8% votes.

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