Nigeria’s Psquare and MI Battle HHP, Estelle, Others for BET Prize

Posted on May 19 2010 , at 02:23 pm
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By Chiagoziem Onyekwena and ‘Biodun Ogundairo

The list of nominees for the 2010 BET Award has officially been released. Nigerian artistes P. Square and M.I are both up for the Best International Act award. In what many analysts have described as an unusually strong contingent from the African continent, Nigerian-born veteran soul singer Sade was included in the list of nominees as well.

Other Nigerian-born acts nominated for awards include soul singer Laura Izibor and rapper Wale. Jay-Z leads the nominations list in general with a total of 5 nominations.

To be hosted by Queen Latifah, the 2010 BET Awards is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Shrine Auditorium, L.A.

According to a release by the organisers, BET AWARDS ’10 will recognize the achievements of artists, entertainers and athletes in 19 categories. Front-runner Jay-Z gets five individual nominations across multiple categories: Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year (for which he holds two nominations) and Viewer’s Choice. Closely behind are Beyonce (Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Viewer’s Choice), Alicia Keys (Best Female R&B Artist, Best Collaboration, Video of the Year, Viewer’s Choice), Trey Songz (Best Male R&B Artist, Best Collaboration), Viewer’s Choice) and Melanie Fiona (Best Female R&B Artist, Best New Artist, Video of the Year, Centric Award) with four each.

Drake locks three individual nominations with an additional three for Young Money; similarly, Nicki Minaj has two individual nods as well as three for Young Money. Other multiple nominees include Rihanna, Fabolous, B.O.B., Maxwell and Monica. Teen heart throb Justin Bieber secures nomination for Best New Artist, Disney actress Selena Gomez for the YoungStars Award and “Avatar” star Zoe Saldana for Best Actress.

Best International Act

Kojo Antwi (Ghana)

Chipmunk (UK)

Dizzee Rascal (UK)

Estelle (UK)

Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) (South Africa

K’NAAN (Somalia)

M.I. (Nigeria)

P-Square (Nigeria)

Corinne Bailey Rae (UK

Sade (UK)

Centric Award

Melanie Fiona


Chrisette Michele



Viewer’s Choice

Beyonce – Sweet Dreams

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind

Monica – Everything To Me

Rihanna f/ Young Jeezy – Hard

Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – Say Aah

Young Money (Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Nicki Minaj, Jae Millz, Drake, Tyga) f/ Lloyd – Bedrock

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Tamika Catchings

Vanessa James

Candace Parker

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year 

Carmelo Anthony

Usain Bolt

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Tiger Woods

Best Movie


Law Abiding Citizen

Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

The Blindside

YoungStars Award

Selena Gomez

Lil JJ

Keke Palmer

Willow Smith

Tyler James Williams

Best Actor

Quinton Aaron

Don Cheadle

Idris Elba

Jamie Foxx

Denzel Washington

Best Actress

Taraji P. Henson

Regina King


Zoe Saldana

Gabourey Sidibe

Video of the Year

Benny Boom

Gil Green

Anthony Mandler

Chris Robinson

Hype Williams

Best Collaboration

Beyonce f/ Lady Gaga – Video Phone

B.o.B. f/ Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You

Drake & Trey Songz – Successfu

Drake f/ Lil Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem – Forever

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind Trey Songz f/ Fabolous – Say Aah

Best Group

Black Eyed Peas


Diddy-Dirty Money

New Boyz

Young Money

Best Gospel

The Anointed Pace Sisters

Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti

Tamela Mann

Marvin Sapp

Vickie Winans

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber

Melanie Fiona

Nicki Minaj


Young Money

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Ester Dean

Lil Kim

Nicki Minaj



Best Male Hip Hop Artist






Best Female R&B Artist


Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona

Alicia Keys


Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown

Raheem DeVaughn


Trey Songz


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Comments (3)

  • Who say we need 2 rap in our mother tongue or even pidgin 2 get recognized abroad??Thumbs UP M.I for raising d flag/bar 2 d next level…..

  • M.I-I swear most Nigerians can't see him yet but he's there just like their eyebrow…It's clear he's the man this year-that's why faggot-ass rappers should all dissappear…and I just forgot to mention that This Same Guy intoxicates dudes like beers…even the US based Wale and Ice'berg Slim don't stand a chance…I'll hate for him to be late for his receival…

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