Usher, Future and Bryson Tiller are joining the ultra-talented lineup of performers at the annual BET Awards 2016 on Sunday 26 June. The awards ceremony will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross from the tv series Black-ish. The “BET Awards” will also include previously announced performances by Alicia Keys and Maxwell.
Sheila E, The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae are also slated as the first artists to be part of the special celebration paying homage to the creative genius that is Prince.
Guest presenters for the annual highly-anticipated televised event include
- DJ Khaled
- Gabrielle Union
- Regina Hall
- BET’s “Music Moguls” (Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dog,)
- Aja Naomi King
- Nate Parker
- Terrence J
- Morris Chestnut
- J.B. Smoove
- Kimberly Elise
- Omar Epps
- The cast of BET’s “New Edition” Biopic (Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers and Woody McClain)
- BET’s “F in Fabulous” cast (Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh, Stephon Mendoza and Savannah Lynx).
This year’s Best International Act: Africa nominees are -:
- Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)
- MzVee (Ghana),
- Black Coffee (South Africa)
- Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania)
- Wizkid (Nigeria)
- AKA (South Africa)
- Yemi Alade (Nigeria)
- Serge Beynaud (Cote D’Lvoire).
African acts showed up again on the Viewer’s Choice: Best International Act nominees with Emtee (South Africa) and Falz (Nigeria) receiving the nod.
Catch the BET Awards Red Carpet pre-show on 28 June 2016 @ 17:00 CAT followed by the official award ceremony @ 19:00 CAT on BET Channel 129.