- BET has announced the nominations for the 2019 edition
- No Ghanaian artiste was nominated for an award
BET Networks, organisers of the coveted BET Award, have released the full list of nominees for the 2019 edition of the awards.
Interestingly, no Ghanaian artiste received a nomination in the categories they were eligible for just like it happened in 2018.
Shatta Wale who claimed to have received an e-mail from BET in December 2018 had been expected to get his first ever nomination.
Taking to Twitter at the time, Shatta Wale literally jubilated over the e-mail from BET and though he did not disclose the content, it was widely thought that he was going to be nominated.
But it was not to be for him or any Ghanaian as Nigerians dominated the nomination (from the African perspective).
According to the list released by BET Networks, the nominees for the Best International Act are AKA (South Africa ), Aya Nakamura (France), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Dave (U.K.), Dosseh (France), Giggs (U.K.), and Mr Eazi (Nigeria).
Nigeria's Teniola Apata of Case fame and South African female rapper Sho Madjozi are to compete with UK's Headie and Octavian and France's Jok'Air and Nesly for the Best New International Act – (Fan Voted Category).
Overall, US rapper female Cardi B got the highest nominations, seven, with Drake coming second with five nominations.
It must be noted that, previously, there was a sole category for African acts. This was the time Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and others won and took their awards backstage.
But since 2018, the award has been merged with the European (UK and France) acts to become the international act category which was first won by Davido.
Obviously, this has made the competition tougher and might be the reason why no Ghanaian has got a nomination in the last two years.
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