For the first time since the introduction of the Best International Act category of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards 2010, No Ghanaian artiste made it into this year’ BET nomination list for the Best International Act.
The nominees for the 2018 edition of the BET Awards are out and not a single Ghanaian artiste was nominated.
Since the introduction of the Best International Act category eight years ago, the country has received a nomination every year and has gone on to win that award twice – in 2012 and 2015.
Let’s look past Ghanaian nominees at the BET Awards:
2010 – Kojo Antwi (lost to Dizzee Rascal of UK)
2011 – D-Black (lost to 2Face Idibia & D’Banj of Nigeria)
2012 – Sarkodie (He jointly won it with Nigeria’s Wizkid)
2013 – R2Bees (lost to Ice Prince of Nigeria))
2014 – Sarkodie (lost to Davido of Nigeria)
2015 – Stonebwoy (Won)
2016 – MzVee (lost to Black Coffee of South Africa)
2017 – Stonebwoy (lost to WizKid of Nigeria)
BET usually separates their international categories into Best African Act and Best UK Act but this year, they seem to have merged the two categories into one and it’s now Best International Act.
This year, only two Nigerians, Tiwa Savage and Davido and a South African, Capsper Nyovest, Fally Ipupa (DRC) and Distruction Boyz (SA) made the list.
See below the Nominees For 2018 BET Best International Act Award
Casper Nyovest (SA)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Fally Ipupa (DRC)
Distruction Boyz (SA)
Stefflon Don (UK)
J Hus (UK)