In the entire East and Central Africa region, only Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz was nominated in the forthcoming BET Awards 2021.
The 2021 Black Entertainment Television Awards will be happening on 27th June 2021 in Los Angeles, USA.
The BET awards have been running for the past nineteen years, honouring black entertainers in music, acting and sports.
Last year, the event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diamond Platnumz, real name Naseeb Abdul Juma, is the only artiste from the East and Central African region with a nomination at the coveted awards.
The WCB boss is nominated in the Best International Act Award category. It marks his third nomination following 2014 and 2016.
Burna Boy and Wizkid (both Nigerians), Aya Nakamura (France), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One, Young T and Bugsey (UK), and Youssoupha (France) are nominated in the same category.
East Africa has had two past BET winners; Eddy Kenzo and Rayvanny who won the BET Viewer’s Choice International Act award in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Can Diamond defy the odds and bring the award home this time? We wait to see. Congratulations to you Chibu!