The conversation around BET has moved from Africans getting the nod for their works under the year of review to why is the award for Best International Act presented at a separate event and not the main show?
African music exports served a whole host of great tracks that they churn out yearly. International counterparts can agree with us that, their style has been affected by afro-beat along with the dance steps like ‘Azonto’, ‘Shaku Shaku’, ‘Gwara Gwara’ and now the latest ’Akwaaba’.
As we took a critical look at the list of ’Best International Act’ that was spat out by Black Entertainment Television (BET) – Booba (France), Cassper Nyovest (SA), Dadju (France), Davido (Nigeria), Distruction Boyz (SA), Fally Ipupa (Dr. Congo), J Hus (UK), Niska (France), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Stefflon Don (UK) and Stormzy (UK), each act there deserves a standing ovation for their works. And Nigerians and South Africans have proven once more how influential they are on the continent. Ghana’s hopes of another nod were smeared as no single act living in Ghana was nominated.
However, there was a little sunshine on the horizon as British grime star, Michael Ebenezer Omari Owuo Junior whom is revered on stage by the name Stomzy is in there. Ghana can only rely on him because of his parentage.
We wish all nominees in the Best International Act and the rest, the best of luck and may the ’accolade’ goes to the one who deserves it.
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