In the latest categories released by the organizers of the prestigious annual award ceremony that celebrates African Americans who prow their career in entertainment – music, movie and sport, several artist were brought into the long list of the nominees to battle for an accolade on the fast approaching date.
Among the new addition includes three Africa’s talented musicians – our very own Nigerian Afro-house sensational, Niniola, Ghanaian amazing talent, Kwesi Arthur and South African highly revered recording artist, SJava.
This is Niniola and her fellow African counterpart’s first nomination for the highly reputable award gala, BET Awards.
All three were nominated in same category, the “Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act” alongside counterparts from other continents, including Not3s (UK), Nailah Blackman (Trinidad & Tobago), MC SOffia (Brazil), Take A Mic (France), Sik-K (South Korea) and others.
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Excited Niniola took to her instagram account to announce the new achievement and iterate her desire to come back home with the award.
I honestly cant hide my excitement, Congrats to us all. please guys I really would love to win this… Baby Girl NINI just got nominated for #BETAwards2018 Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act”. To vote for Ninola and help her win, comment with #IPICKNINIOLA18 on our Instagram page @bet_intl ! The BET Awards 2018
Kwesi Arthur was shocked to have been among the nominees as he remind his fans of the new step in his journey to stardom. He clearly aspire to grace the stage as the winner of the category as he plead for vote from his fans, given them detail method of voting via instagram.
This journey just gets crazier each day, who ever thought a kid from C9-Tema, Ghana would be nominated for such a prestigious award!! We thank God for the grace, and I can’t thank you people enough for you support! If you have a minute I would appreciate your vote, head to @bet_africa instagram and vote by commenting underneath my picture #IPICKKWESIA18 Let’s do our best to try and bring this home! #IPICKKWESIA18 ????????????????????????to the world
Sjava was busy on his twitter page (@SJava_ATM) as the announcement of his nomination went viral with fellow South Africans and media alike, congratulate him for the achievement.
San’bonani Endlini Voting details below:
To vote, public needs to comment on the artist’s image with the artist’s customized hashtag on BET Africa’s Instagram page or vote online at https://t.co/uVS8w8Fazs Sjava’s hashtag is #IPICKSJAVA18
Voting closes on 18 June. pic.twitter.com/M9PAynbzVG
— Sjava indlalifa (@Sjava_ATM) June 5, 2018
Their nomination counts the eighth African artistes to have earned a nomination at the fast approaching 2018 edition of the award with the likes of Davido, Tiwa Savage, Cassper Nyovest, Distruction Boyz and Fally Ipupa earlier nominated for the award of “Best International Act”.
This is a good news for Africans and most emphatically, this three artist who earned their first nod on the prestigious platform as this could only mean an elevation in their musical career, suggesting an accelerated audience of their music outside Africa.