Fast rising Nigerian rapper, Falz, has won his way into the list of nominees for the 2016 BET Awards Viewers’ Choice for the ‘Best New International Act’ category.
Nominations for the award come from BET’s Voting Academy, which is made up of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals.
There are 20 categories for various forms of entertainers, including artists and athletes, and a particular entertainer can be nominated for more than one category.
As one of the nominees for this category, “Falz The Bahd Guy” will be contending against the likes of South Africa’s Emtee, France’s MHD, Australia TkayMaidza, and United Kingdom’s WSTRN and Section Boyz.
To vote the artist of their choice, fans would have to go online at BET.com or participate through the competition to social media by tweeting or tagging @BET_intl on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ipick. Voting for the Viewer’s Choice category is open from now and will close at 00:59 CAT on June 22.
This year’s BET award will hold from 23-26 June 2016 alongside the BET Experiece at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. It will premiere on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday June 28, 2016 June at 19:00 CAT.
The award will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, and will have performances by Alicia Keys, Maxwell and others. It will also include a tribute to legendary pop icon Prince which will feature Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae.