Nigerian Artists Lose Big at 2024 BET Awards, Except Tems

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The 2024 BET Awards, which took place on June 30 at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, did not favor Nigerian artists, with Tems being the only winner.

Tems won the award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song for her single ‘Me & U’. However, Burna Boy lost the awards for Best Hip Hop and Best R&B/Pop act to Kendrick Lamar and Usher, respectively.

Ayra Starr also lost her nominations for Best New Artist and Best International Act to Tyla. Seyi Vibez, who was nominated for Best New International Act, lost to South Africa’s Makhadzi.

Here is the full list of winners:

– Album of the Year: Killer Mike – Michael
– Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: SZA
– Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Usher
– Best Group: $, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign
– Best Collaboration: Lil Durk feat. J. Cole – All My Life
– Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
– Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
– Best New Artist: Tyla
– Video of the Year: Victoria Monét – On My Mama
– Video Director of the Year: Cole Bennett
– Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Tems – Me & U
– Viewer’s Choice Award: Beyoncé – Texas Hold ’Em
– Best International Act: Tyla (Africa)
– Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act: Makhadzi (Africa)
– BET Her: Victoria Monét – On My Mama
– Best Movie: Bob Marley: One Love
– Best Actor: Denzel Washington
– Best Actress: Regina King
– YoungStars Award: Blue Ivy Carter
– Sportswoman of the Year Award: Angel Reese
– Sportsman of the Year Award: Jalen Brunson

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