Nigerian artistes dominate Africa at BET Awards

Christmas in Rockefeller Center Mary J. Blige

Nigerian pop star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, widely known as Wizkid, has clinch├ęd the highly desirable "Best International Act: Africa" at the 2017 BET Awards. Viewers can also live stream the event on BET.com and YouTube. Bruno Mars follows with five nominations.

The Ghetto Kids dance group from Uganda are in California, Los Angeles United States to represent their country and the East Africa at large at the BET Awards, later today. And aside from tuning in for the actual awards ceremony, a special backstage live stream will take place on Twitter starting around 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition to his performance, the "That's What I Like" singer is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award, Video Director of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year. The list of the performers include: DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Maxwell, Big Sean, Mary J. Blige, Xscape, French Montana, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Future, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, El DeBarge, Tamar Braxton, Swae Lee, Trey Songz, Roman GianArthur, New Edition, A$AP Rocky, and Kamasi Washington.

Chance the Rapper will be honored with the coveted humanitarian award.




The award sees the multiple award-winner taking the award for the second time after winning it for the first time in 2012. Among her rivals in that race is her sister Solange who is nominated for "Cranes in the Sky".

This year's show will air on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

The 2017 nominations are being led by Beyonce who has been named in seven categories. Following this year's Oscars Best Picture debacle, Jones said she's steeling herself for possible mistakes she might make onstage.

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