Nigerian Grammy-winning artists Burna Boy and Wizkid have been nominated for the 2021 BET Awards in the “Best International Act” category.
BET on Thursday released it’s list of nominees for the 2021 award show.
This year’s award see Burna Boy and Wizkid opt for the Best International Act Award alongside Aya Nakamura (France), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK) and Youssoupha (France).
Burna Boy won the Best International Act category at the 2019 and 2020 BET Awards. While Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK.
In 2020, Wizkid also won the BET HER Award for ‘Brown Skin Girl.’
Earlier this year, Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Best Music Video and Best Global Music Album categories respectively at the 2021 Grammy Awards.
The BET Awards, which is in its 21st year, bills itself “as the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – celebrating Black music’s present and future, and elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.”