Wizkid : Pop star wins 'Best International Act' at BET Awards 2017

Posted June 26, 2017

NIGERIAN artistes have dominated African acts at this year's BET Awards scheduled to hold on June 27 in the United States. "BET was the first network and place where I was on TV - I am looking to turn this whole experience into a joyful homecoming". The 24K Magic singer will open the award show with a performance.

The "One Dance" crooner who is now having the time of his life with the traction he has been gaining in the worldwide music scene, also bagged seven nominations for 2017 Billboard Music Awards, won three Billboard awards and won an award for writing Drake's "One Dance".

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Not having access to a television during the award show will not prove to be a problem as viewers have the option of live streaming the ceremony at Bet.Com.

The 2017 BET Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on BET. Last year's energy-filled performances included tributes to the late Prince and a memorable collaboration between Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar; no word yet on whether or not new mom-of-three Beyonce will make an appearance, but if so, it'll most likely be as an audience member rather than performer (though she would be a showstopper nonetheless!).

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Another exciting year and the 17th BET Awards are sure to entertain and enthrall viewers. Chance the Rapper and Migos are up for four nominations as wel, and a full list of the 2017 BET Awards nominees is available here.

The 2017 BET Awards will be hosted by actress/comedian and SNL star Leslie Jones. Familiar faces like Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jamie Foxx will appear alongside newer names like Trevor Noah, Algee Smith and Yara Shahidi to present the awards for the night.

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Follow this space as I, The Root's Managing Editor Danielle Belton and Grapevine senior editor Yesha Callahan report on all the behind-the-scenes action as the live show unfolds at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CST in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater.