On Monday BET announced The “BET Awards” 2020 nominees with Drake leading the pack with six nominations. This year’s nominees are said to reflect an abundance of creative expression and black excellence across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy. The nominees for this year’s BET Awards have been announced, and once again, some of the biggest names in African music have been named in the Best International Act and Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act categories. This year, unstoppable Nigerian act Burna Boy, South African superstar Sho Madjozi and Congolese singer-songwriter Innoss’B have been nominated in the “Best International Act”. Rounding up the list of African nominees are Nigerian singer and rapper Rema and Zimbabwean songstress Sha Sha who have been nominated in the Viewers Choice Best New International Act category.

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented, “We are excited to celebrate 20 years of black excellence at the BET Awards during these unprecedented times. The International Act categories over the years have honoured some of the most talented musicians in Africa. This continues at this year’s awards with multiple artists nominated from across the continent which is a testament to our commitment to shine a light on our own. We wish all our international  nominees the best in this recognition on a global stage.”


The show will simulcast LIVE on BET Africa at 02:00 CAT on June 29th with repeat TX details for the BET Awards Pre-Show on June 29th at 19:00 CAT and BET Awards Main Show Repeat June 29th at 20:00 CAT.