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Big Wins for Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry As Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Davido, and More Nominated for 2024 BET Awards

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Afor Kenneth

The Nigeria’s entertainment industry has continued to live up to expectations following the nominations of super stars including Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Asake, Tems, Davido, Lojay, and Seyi Vibez for the 2024 BET Awards.

The organizers of the annual BET Awards announced the nominations for the 2024 edition on Thursday, highlighting the impact of African stars.

Burna Boy, known as the ‘African giant’, secured nominations in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist and Best Male R&B/POP Artist categories. He is joined by fellow Nigerian acts Asake, Ayra Starr, and Seyi Vibez.

Drake leads the nominations with seven nods, while Nicki Minaj follows closely with six.

Davido and Lojay earned a nomination for the Viewers Choice Award for their collaboration on Chris Brown’s ‘Sensational’. Asake was also nominated for Best International Act, and Seyi Vibez received a nomination for Viewers Choice Best International New Act.

The BET Awards 2024 will be broadcast live on BET on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 8 p.m. (European Time).

BET AWARDS Nomination List

See the full BET Awards Nominations below:

Album of the year

Chris Brown – ’11:11′

Gunna – ‘A Gift & A Curse’

21 Savage – ‘American Dream’

Usher – ‘Coming Home’

Drake – ‘For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)’

Victoria Monét – ‘Jaguar II’

Killer Mike – ‘Michael’

Nicki Minaj – ‘Pink Friday 2’

Best female R&B/pop artist

Beyoncé

Coco Jones

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Muni Long

SZA

Tyla

Victoria Monét

 

 

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

 

Brent Faiyaz

 

Bryson Tiller

 

Burna Boy

 

Chris Brown

 

Drake

 

Fridayy

 

October London

 

Usher

 

 

 

Best Group

 

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign

 

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

 

41

 

Blxst & Bino Rideaux

 

City Girls

 

Flo

 

Maverick City Music

 

Wanmor

 

 

 

Best Collaboration

 

Lil Durk feat. J. Cole – ‘All My Life’

 

Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar, – ‘America Has a Problem (Remix)’

 

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua) – ‘Barbie World’

 

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Bongos’

 

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti – ‘Carnival’

 

Lola Brooke feat. Latto & Yung Miami – ‘Don’t Play With It (Remix)’

 

Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Uzi Vert – ‘Everybody’

 

Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage – ‘Good Good’

 

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA – ‘Rich Baby Daddy’

 

 

 

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

 

Cardi B

 

Doja Cat

 

GloRilla

 

Ice Spice

 

Latto

 

Megan Thee Stallion

 

Nicki Minaj

 

Sexyy Red

 

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

 

21 Savage

 

Burna Boy

 

Drake

 

Future

 

Gunna

 

Cole

Kendrick Lamar

 

Lil Wayne

 

 

 

Best New Artist

 

41

 

4Batz

 

Ayra Starr

 

Bossman Dlow

 

Fridayy

 

October London

 

Sexyy Red

 

Tyla

 

 

 

Video Of The Year

 

Doja Cat – ‘Agora Hills’

 

Lil Durk feat J. Cole – ‘All My Life’

 

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua) – ‘Barbie World’

 

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Bongos’

 

Drake feat. J. Cole – ‘First Person Shooter’

 

Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage – ‘Good Good’

 

Victoria Monét – ‘On My Mama’

 

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA – ‘Rich Baby Daddy’

 

 

 

Video Director Of The Year

 

Benny Boom

 

Child.

 

Cole Bennett

 

Dave Meyers

 

Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson

 

Offset

 

Tems

 

Tyler, The Creator

 

Dr. Bobby Jones

 

 

 

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

 

Shirley Caesar – ‘Award All of the Glory’

 

Kirk Franklin – ‘All Things’

 

Halle Bailey – ‘Angel’

 

CeCe Winans – ‘Come Jesus Come’

 

Erica Campbell – ‘Do You Believe in Love?’

 

Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore – ‘God Problems’

 

Tems – ‘Me & U’

 

Kirk Franklin – ‘Try Love’

 

 

 

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 Monét – ‘On My Mama’

 

Drake feat. Sexyy Red & SZA – ‘Rich Baby Daddy’

Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay – ‘Sensational’

Beyoncé – ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’

Tyla – ‘Water’

 

 

 

Best International Act

Asake (Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Africa)

Bk’ (Brazil)

Cleo Sol (UK)

Focalistic (Africa)

Karol Conká (Brazil)

Raye (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Tyla (Africa)

 

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Bellah (UK)

Cristale (UK)

Duquesa (Brazil)

Holly G (France)

Jungeli (France)

Makhadzi (Africa)

Oruam (Brazil)

Seyi Vibez (Africa)

Tyler Icu (Africa)

BET Her

Beyoncé – ’16 Carriages’

Nicki Minaj feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard – ‘Blessings’

Ayra Starr – ‘Commas’

Flo feat. Missy Elliott – ‘Fly Girl’

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Hiss’

Victoria Monét – ‘On My Mama’

SZA – ‘Saturn’

GloRilla – ‘Yeah Glo!’

 

Best Movie

American Fiction

Bob Marley: One Love

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

The Book of Clarence

The Color Purple

The Equalizer 3

The Little Mermaid

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 Bailey

Issa Rae

Regina King

Young Stars Award

Akira Akbar

Blue Ivy Carter

Demi Singleton

Heiress Diana Harris

Jabria McCullum

Jalyn Hall

Leah Jeffries

Van Van

Sportswoman Of The Year Award

A’ja Wilson

Angel Reese

Coco Gauff

Flau’jae Johnson

Juju Watkins

Naomi Osaka

Sha’carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman Of The Year Award

Anthony Edwards

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Hurts

Kyrie Irving

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry

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