Davido & Tiwa Savage have been Nominated for 2018 BET Awards

Famous Nigerian pop stars, Davido and Tiwa Savage have been nominated in the 2018 BET Awards. Both artistes were nominated in the category of “International Act”. The list nominees were made public on Tuesday 15th May 2018. Unfortunately, Wizkid was not mentioned in the list of nominated artists.

The 2018 BET Awards is scheduled to hold on Sunday 25th June 2018 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America.

Davido who was recently crowned Artist of the Year at the just concluded Headies Awards in 2018 had also won the BET Award for International Act category in 2014.

Davido will this time around compete against fellow Nigerian sensational artiste Tiwa Savage, Cassper Nyovest from South Africa, Stormzy and J Hus from United Kingdom, among others.

However, BET Awards has finally release the full list of nominees for the 2018 BET Awards. Below is full list of nominees.

Best International Act Award
Booba (France)
Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
Davido (Nigeria)
Dadju (France)
Distruction Boyz (South Africa)
Fally Ipupa (DR Congo)
J Hus (UK)
Niska (France)
Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)
Stefflon Don (UK)
Stormzy (UK)

Best Female R&B / Pop Artist Award
Beyoncé
SZA
H.E.R.
Rihanna
Kehlani

Best Male R&B / Pop Artist Award
Bruno Mars
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Khalid
Daniel Caesar

Best Group Award
Migos
A Tribe Called Quest
N*E*R*D
Rae Sremmurd
Chloe x Halle

Best Collaboration Award
Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khaled f/ Jay Z, Future & Beyoncé – “Top Off”
Cardi B f/ 21 Savage – “Bartier Cardi”
French Montana f/ Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna – “Loyalty”

Best Male Hip Hop Artist Award
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
J. Cole

Best Female Hip Hop Artist Award
Cardi B
Nicki Minaj
Remy Ma
Dej Loaf
Rapsody

Video of the Year Award
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Bruno Mars f/ Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Migos f/ Drake – “Walk It Talk It”

Video Director of the Year Award
Benny Boom
Director X
Ava DuVernay
Chris Brown
Dave Meyers

Best New Artist Award
SZA
H.E.R.
Daniel Caesar
GoldLink
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Lecrae f/ Tory Kelly – “I’ll Find You”
Snoop Dogg f/ B Slade – “Words Are Few”
Ledisi and Kirk Franklin – “If You Don’t Mind”
Marvin Sapp – “Close”
Tasha Cobbs Leonard f/ Nicki Minaj – “I’m Getting Ready”

Best Actress Award
Tiffany Haddish
Lupita Nyong’o
Issa Rae
Angela Bassett
Letitia Wright
Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor Award
Chadwick Boseman
Michael B. Jordan
Donald Glover
Sterling K. Brown
Denzel Washington
Daniel Kaluuya

Young Stars Award
Yara Shahidi
Ashton Tyler
Caleb McLaughlin
Lonnie Chavis
Marsai Martin
Miles Brown

Best Movie Award
Black Panther
Girls Trip
A Wrinkle in Time
Detroit
Mudbound

Sportswoman of the Year Award
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Skylar Diggins-Smith
Candace Parker
Elana Meyers Taylor

Sportsman of the Year Award
Stephen Curry
LeBron James
Kevin Durant
Dwyane Wade
Odell Beckham Jr.

Album of the Year Award
Kendrick Lamar – Damn
SZA – Ctrl
Jay Z – 4:44
Migos – Culture II
Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album
DJ Khaled – Grateful

BET Her Award
Janelle Monáe – “Django Jane”
Lizzo – “Water Me”
Mary J. Blige – “Strength of a Woman”
Remy Ma f/ Chris Brown – “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”
Chloe x Halle – “The Kids Are Alright”
Leikeli47 – “2nd Fiddle”

Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award
SZA f/ Travis Scott – “Love Galore”
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Migos f/ Nicki Minaj and Cardi B – “MotorSport”
DJ Khaled f/ Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”.

However, David and Tiwa Savage is the only Nigerian to emerge in the list of nominees. It is not surprise to see Davido on the list because the pop star deserves the nomination. 2017 and 2018 has been a major hit for Davido, who in December 2017 announce that his team generated over N1 billion incomes from the sales of their songs, albums, concert, tours, events, brands endorsement and many more.

It was also reported this year that Davido bought his trending girlfriend Chioma a car worth N45 million. Another report also revealed that Davido bought a private jet worth billions of naira, but the report has not been verified yet.

Kudos to Davido and Tiwa Savage for making the list of 2018 BET Awards for International Acts category.

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