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BET Awards 2020 Nominations Announced, Nigeria Tops Slots For Africa, See Full List

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By BigEyeUg Team

The 2020 Black Entertainment Television Awards will air in June but the three-day BET experience has been canceled for this year.

This will be in celebration of the award ceremony’s 20th anniversary and BET’s 40th anniversary.

The top nominees for the 2020 BET Awards are; Drake, Megan Thee Stallion & Roddy Rich, lead Nominees.

Drake – 6, Megan Thee Stallion – 5, Roddy Ricch – 5, Beyoncé – 4, Nicki Minaj – 4, Chris Brown – 4, Lizzo – 4, DaBaby – 4.

Drake’s six nominations include; 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”).

In addition to Viewer’s Choice, Megan Thee Stallion’s five nods include Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Album of the Year and Video of the Year.

Ricch is also a contender in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Viewer’s Choice categories as well as Best New Artist.

The latter category finds Ricch vying against DaniLeigh, Lil Nas X, Pop Smoke, Summer Walker and YBN Cordae.

Rounding out the top nominees’ slate with four nods each are Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lizzo and DaBaby.

Burna Boy and Rema

For Africa, the Best International Act and Viewer’s Choice category as often has been in favour; Burna Boy (Nigeria) Rema (Nigeria), Sho Madjozi (South Africa), Innos’B (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Zimbabwean act, Sha Sha.

All told, the BET Awards recognizes achievements in music, television, film and sports across 21 categories.

This year’s Humanitarian and Lifetime Achievement honorees will be announced soon as will the show’s host and talent participants.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, BET announced on May 20 that it would move forward with airing the BET Awards on June 28.

The company’s release stated in part, “Using an array of innovative techniques and artist-generated content, the show will continue, allowing the audience to join in a celebration of black love, joy, pride and power with an all-star lineup.”

Connie Orlando, BET’s executive vp of specials, music programming & music strategy, and Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, are executive producers for the 2020 BET Awards. For the latest news and updates.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

BEYONCÉ

H.E.R.

JHENE AIKO

KEHLANI

LIZZO

SUMMER WALKER

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

ANDERSON .PAAK

CHRIS BROWN

JACQUEES

KHALID

THE WEEKND

USHER

BEST GROUP

CHLOE X HALLE

CITY GIRLS

EARTHGANG

GRISELDA

JACKBOYS

MIGOS

BEST COLLABORATION

CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDANCE

DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – HIGHER

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – LIFE IS GOOD

H.E.R. FT. YG – SLIDE

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – HOT GIRL SUMMER

WALE FT. JEREMIH – ON CHILL

BEST MALE HIP HOP ARTIST

DABABY

DRAKE

FUTURE

LIL BABY

RODDY RICCH

TRAVIS SCOTT

BEST FEMALE HIP HOP ARTIST

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

LIZZO

MEGAN THEE STALLION

NICKI MINAJ

SAWEETIE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDANCE

DABABY – BOP

DJ KHALED FT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND – HIGHER

DOJA CAT – SAY SO

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ & TY DOLLA $IGN – HOT GIRL SUMMER

RODDY RICCH – THE BOX

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

COLE BENNETT

DAVE MEYERS

DIRECTOR X

EIF RIVERA

TEYANA “SPIKE TEE” TAYLOR

BEST NEW ARTIST

DANILEIGH

LIL NAS X

POP SMOKE

RODDY RICCH

SUMMER WALKER

YBN CORDAE

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

CUZ I LOVE YOU  – LIZZO

FEVER – MEGAN THEE STALLION

HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM – BEYONCÉ

I USED TO KNOW HER – H.E.R.

KIRK – DABABY

PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL – RODDY RICCH

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

FRED HAMMOND – ALRIGHT

JOHN P. KEE FT. ZACARDI CORTEZ – I MADE IT OUT

KANYE WEST – FOLLOW GOD

KIRK FRANKLIN – JUST FOR ME

PJ MORTON FT. LE’ANDRIA JOHNSON & MARY MARY – ALL IN HIS PLAN

THE CLARK SISTERS – VICTORY

BEST ACTRESS

ANGELA BASSETT

CYNTHIA ERIVO

ISSA RAE

REGINA KING

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

ZENDAYA

BEST ACTOR

BILLY PORTER

EDDIE MURPHY

FOREST WHITAKER

JAMIE FOXX

MICHAEL B. JORDAN

OMARI HARDWICK

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

ALEX HIBBERT

ASANTE BLACKK

JAHI DI’ALLO WINSTON

MARSAI MARTIN

MILES BROWN

STORM REID

BEST MOVIE

BAD BOYS FOR LIFE

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

HARRIET

HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ

JUST MERCY

QUEEN & SLIM

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

AJEÉ WILSON

CLARESSA SHIELDS

COCO GAUFF

NAOMI OSAKA

SERENA WILLIAMS

SIMONE BILES

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO

KAWHI LEONARD

LEBRON JAMES

ODELL BECKHAM JR.

PATRICK MAHOMES II

STEPHEN CURRY

BET HER AWARD

ALICIA KEYS – UNDERDOG

BEYONCÉ FT. BLUE IVY CARTER, WIZKID & SAINT JHN – BROWN SKIN GIRL

CIARA FT. LUPITA NYONG’O, ESTER DEAN, CITY GIRLS & LA LA – MELANIN

LAYTON GREENE – I CHOOSE

LIZZO FT. MISSY ELLIOTT – TEMPO

RAPSODY FT. PJ MORTON – AFENI

VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD

CHRIS BROWN FT. DRAKE – NO GUIDANCE

DABABY – BOP

FUTURE FT. DRAKE – LIFE IS GOOD

MEGAN THEE STALLION FT. NICKI MINAJ – HOT GIRL SUMMER

RODDY RICCH – THE BOX

THE WEEKND – HEARTLESS

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

BURNA BOY (NIGERIA)

INNOSS’B (DRC)

SHO MADJOZI (SOUTH AFRICA)

DAVE (U.K.)

STORMZY (U.K.)

NINHO (FRANCE)

S.PRI NOIR (FRANCE)

VIEWER’S CHOICE: BEST NEW INTERNATIONAL ACT

REMA (NIGERIA)

SHA SHA (ZIMBABWE)

CELESTE (U.K.)

YOUNG T & BUGSEY (U.K.)

HATIK (FRANCE)

STACY (FRANCE)

We wish the best of luck to all nominees.

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Rema and Hamza show-off with fancy Iddi day celebrations, see photos

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Songstress Rema Namakula together with her newly married husband Dr. Hamza Sebunya are yet again an item grinding social media and becoming the main talk around town.

This follows Rema storming social media with conspicuous photos together with her husband, Hamza on Iddi Day, the photos which have since hit-hard to their tormentors.

The pics have also sent her ex-lover, Eddy Kenzo’s fans babbling with criticizing comments.

It has been Rema’s efforts and dream of having a relationship so good this far, that everyone is jealous of it.

The ‘Clear’ singer also believes that if you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on earth, you need to treat it like it is the most amazing thing on earth.

The lovely couple is closing-in to a one-year marriage anniversary since their glamorous ‘Kwanjula’ ceremony in November, 2019.

Rema and Hamza haven’t had a child yet together but their marriage is really fascinating and prove its their wish to have one and when.

Rema’s actions, words, music are undoubtedly provocative to her baby papa, Eddy Kenzo ever since they broke-up before she hooked herself a new man of her dreams, Hamza Sebunya.

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Radio City’s Miss Deadan joins Sanyu FM

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Following the sacking of Sanyu FM employees in June over a salary-cut protest, new workers were recruited including the celebrated actress and radio personality Diana Deedan Muyira also known as Miss Deedan.

This was confirmed to us by Sanyu FM and Deedan. She even went ahead to post about it on Social. The talented MC said that she was excited to start her new journey in another home which is Sanyu FM.

In addition to that, Miss Deedan thanked Radio City her molding her into the presenter she is right now.

“I cannot believe the daughter of Radio city is now old enough to leave home and start her journey in a new home, Radio city molded me into this presenter, I will forever be grateful! Sanyu FM thank you for welcoming me” She tweeted.

Miss Deedan will be hosting “The Breakfast club” alongside Salvado and Yvonne every weekday from 6am -10am starting this Monday the 3rd of August.

Deedan was born in Kenya and moved to Uganda to work and she has been active in the media industry since 2013. She She featured in the famous movie “Beneath the lies” as Tracy Kintu which put more light to her fame. She has been doing “the jam” an afternoon show on radio city from 3-7pm.She received a lot of congratulatory messages from her fans and friends upon her new journey. We also wish you the best Miss Deedan.!

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Chris Evans excited after Kabaka performance

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As Buganda held a commemorative event for the coronation of Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, artistes including Chris Evans, Maureen Nantume, Mesach Semakula, Kazibwe Kapo and many more were invited to perform.

This left celebrated artiste, Chris Evans, excited as he had words overflowing while talking about the thrilling event.

Evans said he had two months of no sleep from the time he learnt that he was to perform at the coronation,” Nga okuva emyezi ebiri emabega, mbadde sikyebakanga nga ninze olunaku lutuka ddi? Amazima gali nti mbadde kubunkenke”

He was shocked by the invitation which gave him sleepless nights as he prepared for the long awaited day.

In the same spirit, Chris continued to praise the Kabaka for the good leadership full of positivity, innovation, honesty and collaboration.

We congratulate the Kabaka on celebrating the 27th Amatikkira.

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Meet The New Singing Duo The Executives ready to take on the music scene by storm

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The Executives is a Ugandan male singing Duo consisting of a 29 year old Hustle King born Paul Owor and Kirunda Derrick aka Hustle Chief.

The duo is signed to Gifted Music Group which is also owned by Paul Owor. Having tried out artist management which was also a successful venture, managing a couple of sold out artists like Allan Toniks, Latinum, Ziza Bafana and Sheena Skies among others, the two have now decided to trake the matters in their own hands by hitting the studio to record music

Earlier today they released their first single Tonjagala and officially kick started their musical journey and this is one of the many they are yet to release.

Tonjagala was recorded and produced by legendary singer, songwriter and Producer Daddy Andre who also features on the same track

According to the Duo, the video of the song is already underway and will be out by next week latest.

Here is the Audio listen to it



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