BET Awards 2024: Ayra Starr Leads As Burna, Seyi Vibez and Others Get Nominated, Fans React

BET Awards 2024: Ayra Starr Leads As Burna, Seyi Vibez and Others Get Nominated, Fans React

  • The anticipated 2024 BET awards nominations list is here and took ken Nigerians aback with a little twist
  • Fast-rising singer Ayra Starr made a name for herself this year with the highest nominations ahead of Burna Boy, Davido, Asake and others
  • The City Boy hitmaker and American rapper Drake were both nominated in the same categories
  • AKSTREETZ, a Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, had a brief chat with over the BET nomination as he pointed out the growth of the Nigerian music scene

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Nigerian fast-rising singer Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, aka Ayra Starr, has had one of the most remarkable years in her career following the release of the 2024 BET nominations list.

The Sabi Girl crooner received three nods for Best New Artist, Best African Act, and Best HER for her single 'Comma', ahead of her Nigerian colleagues.

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Burna Boy, Asake, Ayra Starr, Rema, Seyi Vibez, Tems nominated for 2024 BET Awards
Ayra Starr leads ahead of her Nigerian colleagues for the 2024 BET Awards. Credit: @ayrastarr, @burnaboy, @seyivibez
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 Burna Boy followed with 2 nominations for Best RnB/Pop Act and Best Hip Hop Act. Tems also earned two nominations for Best Video Director and Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for 'Me & U'.

Davido and Lojay earned the Viewers Choice Award nomination because of their appearance on Chris Brown's 'Sensational'.

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Asake earned a nomination for Best International Act, while Seyi Vibez earned the nod for Viewers Choice Best International New Act.

Meanwhile American rapper Drake took the global lead with seven nominations, closely followed by Nicki Minaj with six. J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét each received five nominations. 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher all have four.

Drake and Burna Boy have been nominated for BET Awards in two categories: best male R&B/pop artist and best male hip-hop artist.

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The 2024 BET Awards, billed as Culture's Biggest Night, will telecast live from Los Angeles on BET on Sunday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This year's theme is "Stand on Culture."

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Fans react to 2024 BET nomination list compiled the reactions below:




"My baby ."


"There she goes.. Sabi g'yal to the world."


"Better recognize GREATEST OF ALL TIME ❤️.


"Bet wey don turn headies. No impact like it used to be."

This puts Africans in the eye of the world - AKSTREETZ, Entertainment Consultant

In a chat with AKSTREETZ, a Nigerian Entertainment Consultant, highlighted the significance of Burna Boy's nomination, emphasising its implications for both him and African music at large.

"It's a great honour and privilege for Burna to be nominated first, as it shows and proves his push and contribution to the global music sphere is noticed.

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"Just like his Album title, "I TOLD THEM". This puts us as Africans in general in the eye of the world and Afrobets as a Leading light in the music Global Music Genre.
"More so, Burna has been breaking ground with his sold-out concerts and Tours throughout Europe and the Americas. If he wins, it will be another one for the culture, and it will help to further put our music, culture, and Narrative on the lips of the world in General."

How Don Jazzy reacted after Ayra Starr met Rihanna

In another entertainment news via, Don Jazzy shared his thoughts on Ayra Starr and Rihanna’s meeting.

This was after photos and videos showing the 21-year-old singer with the award-winning Barbadian musician in London at a Fenty event. Don Jazzy reshared the pics and accompanied them with an interesting caption applauding Ayra for her great feat.


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