BET Announces First Ever Viewer’s Choice “Best New International” Artiste Category

BET Awards’ season is underway, and for the first time ever, BET has introduced a new fan-voted award category celebrating rising stars from across the channel’s international footprint: the Viewer’s Choice Best NEW International Artiste.


Comprising 3 hot new artistes from Africa and 3 new artistes from the UK, the category will see Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Mz Vee(Ghana) go up against George The Poet (UK), MIC Lowry (UK) and Novelist (UK).


BET previously revealed that talented actors, comedic geniuses and on-screen co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross will be unleashing the good times as hosts of this year’s BET Awards 2015, taking place on Sunday 28 June at the Nokia Theatre, live in Los Angeles, CA.


The BET Awards recognizes artists, entertainers, and athletes across 20 categories with the “BET Awards” 2015 nominations. The nominations are selected by BET’sVoting Academy, which is comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and the creative arts.


Fans can vote for their favourite new artist at www.BET.com/ViewersChoiceIntl and on Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #iPick. Voting opens on June 15, 2015 at 5PM and will close on June 27, 2015 at 01:00AM CAT.


The BET Awards 2015 will premiere across Africa on BET (DSTV channel 129) andBET2 (DSTV channel 135) on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 8:10PM.

The full list of the BET Award 2015 nominations is now available athttp://www.bet.com/BETAwards

For more information on BET Awards 2015, visit www.betafrica.tv, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica or join the conversation about the awards on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa, and @BETAWARDS using the hashtag #BETAWARDS.

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