Nigerian hip-hop represents in the 2012 BET Awards nominations

Published On May 23, 2012 | By jackson | Africa, Culture, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, News, Nigeria, North America, South Africa, USA

By World Hip Hop Market (sources:, OkayPlayer, BET)

The 2012 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards nominations are now in. Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials (BET Networks) made the announcements on May 22 at a press conference flanked by DJ Khaled, Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior, A$AP Rocky, Astro and Melanie Fiona.

Slated to air July 1 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, this year’s nominations include talent from a host of African nations, but Nigeria’s nominees are by-far the most represented, with the Best International Act – Africa category  including two superstar Nigerian exports – EME/Konvict Muzik Recording artist, Wizkid and the ‘Chocolate City Hip-Hop star, Ice Prince.”

Other African acts in the category include Ghana’s “fast-spitting lyrical assassin and Azonto Ambassador, Sarkodie; the inventors of 254Low, Kenya’s Hip-Hop Group, Camp Mulla; the South African Afro-Soul sensation soon to make an US cross-over, Lira; and the Francophone Rapper Extraordinaire, Mali’s Mokobe.” (Bella Naja)

Whiz Kid - Nigeria


Ice Prince - Nigeria


Sarkodie - Ghana


Camp Mulla - Kenya

Lira - South Africa

Mokobe - Mali


Photo Credits: FarafinaRadio | OkayPlayer 



  1. jackson says:

    While we at World Hip Hop Market realize that there’s so much more hip-hop that DOESN’T get recognized by the BET Music Awards, it is still going to be interesting to see who from Africa gets their due this year! Any thoughts?