Best African Stars Lead the Pack in 2024 BET Awards Nominations

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African Stars Lead the Pack in 2024 BET Awards Nominations

The BET Awards, often hailed as “culture’s biggest night,” have announced the nominees for the 2024 BET Awards edition, celebrating Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. This year’s list includes a significant representation of African artists, reflecting the growing global influence of African music and entertainment.

Tyla’s nominations include Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best New Artist, Viewer’s Choice Award, and Best International Act. She is joined by other African artists receiving multiple nominations, including Burna Boy (Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Male Hip Hop Artist), Ayra Starr (Best New Artist, Best International Act, and the BET Her award), and Tems (Video Director of the Year, Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award).The 2024 BET Awards also recognize the talents of Makhadzi, Seyi Vibez, Asake, and Focalistic, who are nominated in categories like Best International Act and Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act.

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Film and Television

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Historical Context

African artists have a strong track record at the BET Awards. Burna Boy has won the Best International Act three times between 2019 and 2021, with Tems following in 2022. Last year, Burna Boy took home the award again, cementing the prominence of African artists on the global stage.

Inclusivity and Impact

This year’s nominations reflect a wider embrace of African music, combining established stars like Burna Boy with newcomers like Tyla. The inclusivity seen in the 2024 BET Awards nominations ensures a broad spotlight on African artists, drawing significant attention to their contributions to global music and entertainment.

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Selected Nominees

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

  • Beyonce
  • Coco Jones
  • Doja Cat
  • H.E.R
  • Muni Long
  • SZA
  • Tyla

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Burna Boy
  • Chris Brown
  • Drake
  • Fridayy
  • October London
  • Usher

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

  • 21 Savage
  • Burna Boy
  • Drake
  • Future
  • Gunna
  • J. Cole
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Lil Wayne

Video Director of the Year

  • Benny Boom
  • Child.
  • Cole Bennett
  • Dave Meyers
  • Janelle Monae & Alan Ferguson
  • Offset
  • Tems

Best New Artist

  • 41
  • 4BATZ
  • Ayra Starr
  • Bossman Dlow
  • Fridayy
  • October London
  • Sexxy Red
  • Tyla

Viewer’s Choice Award

  • Doja Cat “Agora Hills”
  • Lil Durk feat. J.Cole “All My Life”
  • Gunna “Fukumean”
  • Jack Harlow “Lovin On Me”
  • Muni Long “Made For Me”
  • Victoria Monet “On My Mama”
  • Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA “Rich Baby Daddy”
  • Beyonce “Texas Hold Em”
  • Tyla “Water”

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Best International Act

  • Asake
  • Aya Nakamura
  • Ayra Starr
  • BK’
  • Cleo Sol
  • Focalistic
  • Karol Conka
  • Raye
  • Tiakola
  • Tyla

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

  • Bellah
  • Cristale
  • Duquesa
  • Holly G
  • Jungeli
  • Makhadzi
  • Oruam
  • Seyi Vibez
  • Tyler ICU

Best Actor

  • Anthony Mackie
  • Colman Domingo
  • Damson Idris
  • Denzel Washington
  • Donald Glover
  • Idris Elba
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Lakeith Stanfield

Best Actress

  • Angela Bassett
  • Ayo Edebiri
  • Coco Jones
  • Danielle Brooks
  • Fantasia
  • Halle Berry
  • Issa Rae
  • Regina King

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The strong presence of Nigerian artists at the 2024 BET Awards underscores the global impact of their music and creativity. As Ayra Starr, Burna Boy, Tems, Seyi Vibez, and Asake take center stage, they not only represent the vibrant Nigerian music scene but also inspire a new generation of artists worldwide. Tune in on June 30 to witness these extraordinary talents and celebrate their remarkable achievements on 2024 BET Awards .

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