It's been a great few years for Nigerian music; with Wizkid, Davido, Tekno and more all signing record deals with international labels and afropop making waves across global charts. To top it all off, our artists are getting more and more recognition at global award shows... albeit always in the world or African music categories (the same way the Grammys have constantly sidelined pop icons like Rihanna and Beyoncé to 'urban' categories) but this is a discussion for another day.
Today, Wizkid, Davido, Tekno & Mr Eazi have all been nominated in the Best International Act: Africa category of the 2017 BET Awards
Other talented artists in their category include:
AKA (South Africa)
Babes Wodumo (South Africa)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Wodumo is the only female in this category and it's a shame that more female African artists aren't getting nominated for these international awards.
The Queen, Beyonce, is leading the pack with a total of seven nominations while the exceptional Bruno Mars comes close with five nominations. 2016/2017's faves; Solane, Migos and Chance The Rapper are all tied for four nominations.
The 2017 BET Awards will air on June 25 from the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.