The BET Awards have released their full nominations list, and Burna Boy is one of the heavy hitters. He even has more nominations than J Cole.
Burna Boy has been stepping into the international limelight since the release of his hit album African Giant. Since he dropped that project, his international acclaim has only been on the uptick. His latest project, I Told Them is a success hurtling around the globe.
During the promotion of the album, he expressed some incendiary opinions about the afrobeats genre. He claimed that there isn’t much substance in the genre and that he is the pioneer of ‘afro-fusion’. This has polarised his fanbase into two groups. Those who feel offended by this dismissal of a global genre and those who agree with him.
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Regardless, Burna Boy got three wins at the 2023 Headies. This makes him one of the most awarded artists of the night. Now it looks like the African Giant has done it again. Burna Boy has gotten seven nominations at the prestigious BET Awards slated to happen in October.
Burna Boy blazes past J Cole’s six nods with his nominations in seven categories. He makes history as the first Nigerian artist with the most BET nominations in the same year.
He has been nominated in the following categories:
Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year
Song of the Year (Sittin’ On Top Of The World feat. 21 Savage.
Best Hip-Hop Video (Sittin’ On Top Of The World feat. 21 Savage)
Best Collaboration (Sittin’ On Top Of The World feat. 21 Savage)
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Hustler of the Year