Big Sean, Trevor Noah, among others also have been added to the star-studded cast of performers and presenters at the forthcoming BET Awards 2017.
BET Africa has announced that music heavyweights Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Post Malone, Roman Gian Arthur and Jessie Reyez will perform at the 2017 “BET Awards” as well as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition.
The iconic annual show had previously announced acts such as Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton to perform.
The BET Awards has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. Set to be hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones, the awards is sure to include unforgettable moments, appearances and performances.
Wizkid, Tekno, Davido and Mr Eazi among other African stars have been nominated in Best International Act Africa category.
Singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka and social activist Ilwad Elman being awarded with International Global Good Star and Power Awards.
The 2017 BET Awards will air on BET (DStv Channel 129) on Tuesday 27 June at 19:00WAT. In addition, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the BET Awards 2017 including Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Championand Demetrius Shipp Jr. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.
Beyoncé dominates this year’s nominations with a total of seven including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for "Lemonade".
Bruno Mars follows with five nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.”
Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncé for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper's been nominated for ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist’ and Migos for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their number one hit 'Bad and Boujee' with Lil Uzi Vert.
See full list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees here.