Two ace Nigerian songsters, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu a.k.a Burna Boy and Divine Ikubor popularly known as Rema have been nominated for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) 2020 awards.
Burna Boy, nominated for the Grammy in the past, was nominated in the Best International Act category, same category he won in 2019.
Rema was nominated in Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category.
Burna Boy’s light keeps shining lately.
Drake leads BET 2020 awards with six nominations for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year and two nods for both Best Collaboration and Viewer’s Choice, for his features with Chris Brown (“No Guidance”) and Future (“Life Is Good”).
New stars like Megan Thee Stallion and Roddy Ricch are tied with five nominations each.
Old dog whose trick is ever durable, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj, Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby follow with four nominations each.
The show will simulcast globally on BET Africa at 2am CAT on June 29th.
This will be followed by international broadcasts in the United Kingdom (UK) on June 29th at 9pm BST, France on June 30th at 9:45pm CEST and in South Korea on June 30th at 9pm KST.
BET yearly awards grandstands and celebrates black people’s creativity and excellence in amusic, film, television, sports and philanthropy.
Burna Boy is a Nigerian singer and songwriter who rose to global spotlight in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E (2013).
Rema is a Nigerian singer and rapper. You can call him a ring star in the African music skyline.
In 2019, he signed a record deal with Jonzing World, a subsidiary of Mavin Records.
He rose to prominence with the release of the song “Iron Man”, which appeared on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer Playlist.