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Burna Boy, Wizkid get 2021 BET award nominations

By Barakat Odegbola

Nigerian music stars, Damini Ogulu, popularly called Burna Boy, and Ayodeji Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, have both been nominated in the ‘Best International Artiste’ category at the 2021 BET Award ceremony.

The Grammy-winning superstars were nominated for the Best International Act Award alongside Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK), and Youssoupha (France).BET announced the nomination list for the 2021 award show via their official Instagram page, yesterday. The BET Awards 2021 will be back in a month, on Sunday, the 27th of June at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

According Business Wire, internationally, the show will simulcast on BET Africa at 2 am CAT and MTV Brazil at 9 pm BRT on June 27th, followed by international broadcasts on MTV UK on June 28th at 9 pm BST, BET France on June 29th at 8:45 pm CEST.

Burna Boy won the Best International Act category twice in 2019 and 2020 respectively. While Wizkid won it in the in 2012 and 2015 edition.


It would be recalled that Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Best Music Video and Best Global Music Album categories respectively at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

In 2020, Wizkid also won the BET HER Award for ‘Brown Skin Girl.’

The duo also featured together in Wizkid’s video for ‘Ginger,’ which debuted earlier in the year.


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