The best International Act Winner will be receive the award live on stage during the 2018 edition of the BET Awards.
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Speaking on the issue, Alex Okosi is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa (formerly MTV Networks Africa) said “The controversy gets a little bit lost. The BET award is a global award with a lot of categories, so not all the categories get recognised on the stage. There is a UK Act category, French Act category and then the US categories.
“Those awards are recognised on stage. But I think the main important thing is to recognise the opportunity that is being created, especially the exposure and the global recognition.
“This is sort of a building block towards having our own show. But in the mean time, let us start recognising the African brands through the awards.
“Anyway, we would still continue working on this and push the agenda. But our next frontier is to try and launch a BET Africa award,” Punch reports.
Davido, Tiwa get nominated
According to the nominees list which was made released on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Nigerian artistes, Davido and Tiwa Savage have been nominatedin the BET Awards 2018 International Act category.
The 2018 BET Awards is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 25, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States.
The BET Awards was established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment, according to Wikipedia.
Davido picked up his first ever BET troph as Best International Act Africa beating Mafikizolo (South Africa), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Sarkodie (Ghana), and Toofan (Togo) at the 2014 edition.