Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

Singer Wizkid Wins BET "Best African International Act" Award


"Saturday Night Live!" star Leslie Jones, is slated to bring the big laughs as your hostesss with the mostess.

This year's show will air on Sunday live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. EST on BET.

The Nigerian musician who has over the years registered his displeasure at the awards show was however not present to pick up the award as www.nydjlive.com is reliably informed that he was involved in another gig elsewhere.

At last year's edition of the BET Awards, Beyonce won Video of the Year for "Formation", the first track from her hit album "Lemonade". "I will not be announcing any of the winners, so let's hope I will not be in a situation" like Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty's La La Land/Moonlight mix-up", she said during the conference call.

This is the second straight year Wizkid will be winning the award.

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Beyonce, who reportedly had her twins earlier this month though she hasn't commented on the topic, is also nominated for best female R&B/pop artist, pitting her against her sister Solange, Mary J. Blige and Kehlani. Chance the Rapper and Migos are up for four nominations as wel, and a full list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available here.

Presenters include Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Trevor Noah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi.

Online viewers can log in to the BET Awards Twitter page for a special backstage live stream at 8:30 pm ET along with updates of the night's big winners.

New Edition will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize at the big bash, while Chance the Rapper will be handed the Humanitarian Award.

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