Star-studded lineup for 2017 BET

AMIDST anticipation of a superlative show, BET Africa has announced that music heavyweights will perform at the 2017 edition of its Awards which will air across Africa on Tuesday, June 27

Among those expected to perform are Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Post Malone, Roman Gian Arthur and Jessie Reyez. The show will also feature Lifetime Achievement Award recipients New Edition.

The iconic annual show will also have performances from previously announced hit makers including Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton.

According to the organisers, the 2017 BET Awards has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. Hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones, the 2017 “BET Awards” is sure to include unforgettable moments, appearances and performances.

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa stated that; “The rich performance line-up certainly lives up to the prestigious nature of the annual ceremony and Africa is undoubtedly well represented with 12 African personalities being honoured across three different categories. It is also exciting that Africa’s own Trevor Noah, an acclaimed international star, will be presenting an award.”

In addition, he said, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the 2017 “BET Awards” including Trevor Noah, Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.

Africa will be greatly represented at the prestigious event with singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka and social activist Ilwad Elman being awarded with International Global Good Star and Power Awards.

Eight leading African artists including AKA, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo, Wizkid, Tekno, Mr Eazi, Davido and Stonebwoy will all vie for the Best International Act: Africa category.


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