Emtee, Falz and Tkay Maidza nominated for a BET Best New International Act Award at this year’s BET Awards
The BET Awards just announced the nominee for the coveted BET Awards Viewers’ Choice “Best New International Act” category. Among the nominees are three African Hip Hop acts; Tkay Maidza,Emtee and Falz. Other nominees include Emtee (South Africa), Falz (Nigeria),MHD (France), Tkay Maidza (Zimbabwe/Australia), WSTRN (UK) and Section Boyz (UK).
The nominations for both Falz, Emtee & Tkay come off the back of incredibly successful years for the artists. Falz released his album Stories That Touch with massive videos like Celebrity Girlfriend and the Clarence Peters directed short film Soldier featuring Simi. He also walked away with an AMVCA for Best Actor In A Comedy.
Emtee has been a force of nature since he stormed into the industry , dominating radio , the charts and sweeping awards in his wake. The Soweto rappers just won two awards at the SAMA awards this weekend as well the four awards he bagged at the Metro FM awards in February.
TKay Maidza is a Zimbabwean born artist who merges Hip Hop and Pop. She relocated to Australia when she was 5 years old. After singing to Universal Music imprint Drew Records in Australia she has released the 2014 Switch Tape, which included videos for Uh-Huh, M.O.B and Switching Lanes.
Fans can vote their favourite act at BET.com or by
tagging @BET_intl on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ipick. Voting for the Viewer’s Choice category is now open, and will close on 22 June at 00:59 CAT.
The 2016 Awards will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and will take place on the 26th of June in Los Angeles, California.
The BET Awards premieres on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00CAT.
The BET Awards will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from 23-26 June 2016.