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BET Awards 2024: Ayra Starr Takes the Lead as Burna Boy, Seyi Vibez, and Others Receive Nominations

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Prince Jean

Jun 16, 2024

BET Awards 2024

Ayra Starr Leads Nigerian Artists with Multiple Nominations. Credit:@Ayrarstar@burnaboygram@asakemusic

In the heart of Africa, where life's challenges can sometimes feel like an unending storm, the rhythmic sunshine of music brightens our days and lifts our spirits. Thanks to Afrobeats icons like Burna Boy, Ayra Starr, Seyi Vibez, Asake, and Tems, we are treated to soul-stirring melodies that resonate deeply. Their international recognition, such as the prestigious BET nominations, is a testament to the unifying power of music.

Ayra Starr Shines Bright

Nigerian rising star Oyinkansola Sarah Aderibigbe, known as Ayra Starr, has had an outstanding year. The 2024 BET Awards nominations list highlights her achievements with three prestigious nods: Best New Artist, Best African Act, and Best HER for her hit single "Comma." Ayra Starr's success has set her apart from her peers in the Nigerian music scene.

Burna Boy follows closely with two nominations: Best RnB/Pop Act and Best Hip Hop Act. Tems has also made a significant impact, earning two nominations for Best Video Director and Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for her track "Me & U."

Davido and Lojay have snagged a nomination for the Viewers Choice Award for their standout feature on Chris Brown’s hit "Sensational." YBNL music star Asake has earned a nod for Best International Act, while Seyi Vibez is in the running for Viewers Choice Best International New Act.

International Contenders

American rapper Drake leads the global nominations with seven nods, closely followed by Nicki Minaj with six. J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, and Victoria Monét each have five nominations. Notably, Drake and Burna Boy have been nominated in two major categories: Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.

The 2024 BET Awards, dubbed "Culture’s Biggest Night," will broadcast live from Los Angeles on BET on Sunday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. This year’s theme, "Stand on Culture," underscores the event's celebration of musical excellence.

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