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Ayra Starr, Seyi Vibez, Tems, Asake and Others Nominated for 2024 BET Awards

The 2024 BET nominations list is out and Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Asake, Tems, Davido, Lojay, and Seyi Vibez are all nominees.

  • Melony Akpoghene
  • 16th May 2024
2024 BET Awards Nominations

It’s a banner year for Nigerian music at the BET Awards as seven talented Nigerian artists received nominations in notable categories.

 

Ayra Starr leads the pack with 3 nominations for Best New Artist, Best African Act, and Best HER for her single “Comma”.

 

Burna Boy got a double nomination in the Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist categories. Tems also earned two nominations for Best Video Director and Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for ‘Me & U’. Asake secured a nod in the Best International Act category. Seyi Vibez is in the running for the fan-voted Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act award

 

Davido and Lojay have also been nominated for the Viewers Choice Award as a result of their feature on Chris Brown’s song “Sensational”.

 

The event will air live on Sunday, June 30, at 8PM ET/PT on the BET channel. Voting for the Viewer’s Choice Awards is expected to commence on June 6 and end on June 30, at 6:30PM PT/ 9:30PM ET.

 

See the full nominations list:

 

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

 

YoungStars 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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