Prime Nigerian music makers have been nominated for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards Best International Act: Africa category.
Davido, Wizkid, Tekno and Mr Eazi made the list of the African singers, whose music had made impact beyond the borders of Africa.
In what is now termed a Nigerian slot, the highly controversial category promises to be a keen contest among the fans of the crooners.
This year’s award would see Starboy Music boss, Wizkid, making the list in the same category for the second time in a row; while this serves as a debut appearance for Tekno and Mr Eazi.
Tekno’s appearance does not come as a surprise to fans, music lovers and critics as he has had a progressive career after dishing out his ground-breaking single in 2016 entitled, “Pana”.
In the same vein, Starboy Music Worldwide act, Mr Eazi, who also became a household name with his unique style stole the shine in 2016 with his rave single dubbed “Skin Tight” and also his chart-topping EP “Accra to Lagos” which was released in 2017.
Davido, who won it in 2014, will also be contending for the same prize because of his very successive hit song, IF.
Other African artistes vying to take home the award in the same category are; AKA (South Africa), Babes Wodumo (South Africa), Nasty C (South Africa).
Last year, the award was carted home by Nigeria’s Falz D Bahd Guy for his impressive music year and may well come back to Nigeria this year.
Meanwhile, on the international scene, the “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist” category would see pop-stars; Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Rihanna enter the same ring.
The highly coveted “Album of the Year” awards would also see Beyonce, J. Cole, Bruno Mars, Solange and Chance the Rapper contending for the prize.
This year’s award is slated to hold on June 25 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, United States.