Burna Boy, Wizkid nominated for 2021 BET Award

Nigerian superstars; Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, aka Burna Boy,  and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, aka Wizkid, Wizzy or Starboy, have been nominated for the Best International Act at the BET Award Show for 2021.

Burna Boy won the category in the last two years and Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK.

It would be recalled that earlier in the year, 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.’

Others who were nominated in the Best International Act category include; French singers, Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha; Tanzanian superstar, Diamond Platnumz; Brazlian act, Emicida; British acts, the rapper Headie One and the duo Yung T and Bugsey.

“We are back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 ‘BET Awards,’ safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible roster of nominees.

“We broke ground as one of the first official award shows to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneer status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, said.