South African rappers Blxckie and Nadia Nakai, as well as Ghanian propsect Black Sherif have been nominated for the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards in the Best International Flow category. They’d be facing stiff competition from UK’s Central Cee and Knucks, France’s Benjamin Epps and Le Juice, Haviah Mighty from Canada, and Tasha & Tracie from Brazil.
BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW
BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)
BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)
BLXCKIE (SOUTH AFRICA)
CENTRAL CEE (UK)
HAVIAH MIGHTY (CANADA)
LE JUIICE (FRANCE)
NADIA NAKAI (ZIMBABWE)
TASHA & TRACIE (BRAZIL)
Black Sherif enjoyed mainstream success last year following the release of his breakout single “second sermon” and would be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ghanaian rap legend, Sarkodie who clenched the award in 2019. Sarkodie shrugged off competition from Falz (Nigeria), Ghetts (UK), Kalash (France), Lil Simz (UK), Nasty C (South Africa), and Tory Lanez (Canada) to become the first rapper from Ghana to win the award.
A win for Blxckie would solidify his amazing run, which started with the release of ‘Big Time Sh’lappa’ in 2020. In addition to winning an award for the Best Hip Hop Album at the just concluded South Africa Music Awards, Blxckie also won big at the inaugural Africa Rap Awards. The David rapper scored wins in numerous categories including best Southern Rapper, African Rapper Of The Year and Best Africa Hip Hop Album. Full winners available here.
Hosted by Fat Joe, the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards will tape on September 30 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta and air on October 4 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.
“This will be the BIGGEST award show in history,” Fat Joe told Billboard. “It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards, and I can’t thank Connie and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity.
“We’re going to celebrate music, culture, and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”