Burna Boy won the category over the most recent two years and Wizkid won it in 2012, when the category had two divisions for Africa and the UK.
Prior in the year, Wizkid and Burna Boy won the Best Music Video and Best Global Music Album category individually at the 2021 Grammy Awards. In 2020, Wizkid likewise won the BET HER Award for ‘Brown Skin Girl.’
The two geniuses got selected in the Best International Act category. French vocalists, Aya Nakamura and Youssoupha; Tanzanian hotshot, Diamond Platnumz; Brazilian act, Emicida; British acts, the rapper Headie One and the pair of Yung T and Bugsey are completely selected in the category also.
Burna Boy, Wizkid nominated for 2021 BET Award
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, said that BET is back and eager to bring culture’s greatest evening, the 2021 ‘BET Awards,’ securely back to Los Angeles to commend the current year’s extraordinary enrollment of nominees.
“We are back and excited to bring culture’s biggest night, the 2021 ‘BET Awards,’ safely back to Los Angeles to celebrate this year’s incredible roster of nominees.
“We broke ground as one of the first official award shows to move forward during the global pandemic and we are ready to take our pioneer status to the next level with the return of an audience to celebrate the best and brightest creative minds in the entertainment industry,”