Fast-Rising Nigerian, South African Singers, Tems & Elaine, Clinch BET New International Act Nomination

by Yinka Akanbi

BET International has announced a new category ‘BET AWARDS 2021 Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ nominees with Nigeria’s Tems and South Africa’s Elaine getting two spots on the list.

The African vocal powerhouses join an array of talented black women who are dominating the music industry on the BET Awards 2021 nominees list.

Other nominees on the list include Arlo Parks (UK), Bramisto (France), Bree Runway (UK), MC Dricka (Brazil), and Ronisia (France).

Tems joins fellow compatriots, Wizkid and Burna Boy, who were announced earlier as nominees in the Best International Act category.

“The ‘Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category was created to award breakthrough talent and emerging voices in music from around the world,” said Monde Twala, SVP of BET International. “We’re thrilled to honor this year’s exceptional nominees on the global ‘BET Awards’ platform.”

Now in its 21st year, the BET AWARDS continues its reign as the ultimate platform to showcase the most beautiful aspects of the global black experience – celebrating black music’s present and future, elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.

Voting for the ‘BET AWARDS 2021 Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ will run from 3pm June 7 to 11.

The BET AWARDS 2021 will air live on Monday, June 28 on BET Africa, DStv channel 122, at 1am. Viewers can also catch the repeat at 7pm on the same day.

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