Sarkodie, Black Sherif And Other Ghanaian Musicians Miss Out On BET Nominations, Peeps React

Sarkodie, Black Sherif And Other Ghanaian Musicians Miss Out On BET Nominations, Peeps React

  • BET Awards, a prestigious American awards show, released the list of nominations for the various categories, and no Ghanaian musician made the list
  • Several Nigerian and South African musicians, as well as other diaspora African musicians, dominated the list
  • Ghanaians have taken to social media to express their frustrations at the news
  • Ghanaian entertainment pundit highlighted the plausible reasons no Ghanaian musician was nominated for the 2024 BET Awards

BET Awards have released the official nominations list for the various categories, and no Ghanaian musician made the list.

Sarkodie, Black Sherif and other Ghanaian musicians miss out on 2024 BET Awards
Sarkodie and Black Sherif at the BET Awards. Image Credit: Getty Images
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Ghanaian musicians missed out on 2024 BET nominations

Organisers of the BET Awards released the list of nominations for the various categories, and no Ghanaian musicians' name was listed.

Nigerian and South African musicians, as well as other diaspora African musicians, dominated the list with nominations in various categories.

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Nigerian musicians such as Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Asake, Tems, Davido, Lojay, and Seyi Vibez were all nominated for the 2024 BET Awards.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian rappers Sarkodie and Black Sherif are the only two musicians from the country to have won awards at the BET.

Sarkodie, in 2012, bagged his first-ever BET Award in the Best International Act category. He went on to win the award twice in 2014 and 2015.

In 2023, Black Sherif won his first BET Award at 21 years old. He won the Best International Flow award ahead of South Africa's Aka and K.O, UK's Central Cee and JHus, France's Gazo and Ninho, Brazil's Major Rd and Tasha &Tracie, and Zambia's Sampa The Great.

Reactions as no Ghanaian musician was nominated for the 2024 BET Awards

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Below are the opinions of Ghanaians as no Ghanaian musician was nominated for the 2024 BET Awards:

@seanelhadji said:

While some are making a noise online disturbing the sub-region, others are putting in the work quietly offline, those are the real Winners! You left out the Godfather, Burna Boy!

@twiterHighway said:

unless Safo Newman go come collect the BET for we

@ujunwaedeh said:

Stonebwoy missed?

@_hommie_1 said:

Why didn’t King Promise bag a nomination after having the most popular song in Africa and organizing the biggest show in Asia according to the paid influencers?

@DwumahCassandra said:

King Promise should have being noticed since Twitter influencers claim he is the biggest international artist in Ghana

@Ceed_Tha_Youth said:

Na this country wey music die you dey want BET. Artiste dem ah hardwork sef we dey trash am. TGMA naaa we go win some

Ghanaian entertainment pundit shares why Ghana did not make it to the BET nominations list

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In an exclusive interview with Ghanaian entertainment pundit, Chris Tsormanah, explained why no Ghanaian musician made it to the 2024 BET Awards nominations list.

He stated that the competition at the prestigious BET Awards has become very competitive for Ghanaians, despite many of them doing their best.

"Somebody like King Promise had a very good year. But if you put his work in a basket, put that of Ayra Starr in a different basket, that of Asake in a different basket and even Tyla. If you put all of these baskets on a scale, definitely the nominated artistes would perform better than King Promise," he said.

Mr Tsormanah said that Ghanaians need to work more and strategically find a way to break into the American market. Adding that is what the Nigerians and South Africans are doing.

"For Tyla to be nominated for Grammy and for her to win, or for Ayra Starr, Davido, and co. to be nominated for Grammy, it was all because, with the support of their labels, they have been able to break into the U.S. market. To date, Nigerians do not understand why Tyla won the Grammy over Davido."

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Killbeatz predicts victory for King Promise in Artiste of the Year battle

YEN.com.gh reported that King Promise is among the top Ghanaian artistes battling to be crowned Artiste of the Year at this year's Ghana Music Awards.

Ghanaian producer Killbeatz says no one deserves the award more than his artiste, King Promise.

His assertion sparked a heated conversation among fans from different artiste factions online.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh.

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