All 10 Ghanaian Artistes with a BET Awards Nomination!

The prestigious BET Awards have recognized and celebrated the achievements of several Ghanaian acts, with nominations in various categories.

Ghanaian artistes have consistently made their mark on the international music scene, and their talent and creativity have not gone unnoticed.

From legendary names to emerging stars, Ghana’s music industry has showcased its diversity and influence on a global platform.

In this article, we delve into the list of Ghanaian artistes who have received BET Award nominations, highlighting their contributions to the music industry.

Kojo Antwi:

Regarded as one of Ghana’s finest musicians, Kojo Antwi received a BET Award nomination in the Best International Act category in 2010. Known for his soulful melodies and captivating performances, Antwi’s music has resonated with audiences both in Ghana and beyond. His nomination underscores his influential status as a trailblazer in Ghanaian music.

D Black, Sarkodie, R2Bees & Stonebwoy:

These five talented artistes have garnered nominations in the Best International Act Africa category in 2011, 2012 & 2019, 2013 and 2015 respectively. Each artist brought a unique flair to the music scene, contributing to the growth of Ghanaian music on the continent and globally.

From D Black’s versatile style to Sarkodie’s lyrical prowess, R2Bees’ infectious melodies and Stonebwoy’s energetic performances, these individuals have made an indelible impact on the industry.

It is however instructive to note that Sarkodie is the First Rapper in Africa to win a BET, First Rapper in Africa to win the maiden edition of BET’s [Best International Flow] category, First Rapper in Africa having two BET Awards, BET’s most nominated African rapper (5 time nominee).

Fuse ODG:

Fuse ODG, known for his fusion of Afrobeats and other genres, received a nomination in the Best International Act: UK category. With his Afro-centric sound and thought-provoking lyrics, Fuse ODG has been a trailblazer in promoting African music and culture to a global audience. His nomination represents the recognition of his efforts in bridging the gap between the African music scene and the UK.

Black Sherif:

Black Sherif, a rising star in the Ghanaian music industry, received a BET Hip Hop Award nomination in 2023. This acknowledgment speaks volumes about the impact of his music, which resonates with the youth and addresses societal issues. Black Sherif’s nomination demonstrates his rising prominence in the hip-hop genre, both locally and internationally.

Kwesi Arthur, MzVee & Camidoh:

These three talented artistes were nominated in the Viewers Choice: Best New International Act category. Kwesi Arthur’s unique blend of rap and Afro-pop, MzVee’s soulful vocals, and Camidoh’s melodious tunes have all contributed to the vibrant Ghanaian music landscape. Their nominations highlight their potential for global recognition and acclaim.

The BET Awards nominations received by Ghanaian artistes are a testament to the remarkable talent and creativity within the country’s music industry.

From legendary musicians to emerging stars, Ghana’s representation on the international stage continues to grow, showcasing the diverse sounds and unique styles that define Ghanaian music.

The recognition bestowed upon these artistes reinforces their impact and contribution to the global music scene.

As Ghanaian artistes continue to push boundaries and make their mark, they inspire a new generation of musicians and solidify Ghana’s position as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

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Emmanuel Ghansah, Ghana Music

Singer, Songwriter, scriptwriter, blogger, lover of the creative arts, brands and communications expert.

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