The nomination list for the 2023 BET awards has been released and some Nigerian superstars made the cut.

Grammy award winner, Burna Boy, was nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Video Director of the Year, Viewer’s Choice, and Best International Act categories.

Tems, who is also a Grammy winner was nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artiste, Best Collaboration, and Viewers Choice categories.

Asake got a nod in the Viewer’s Choice and Best New International Act category, while Ayra Starr was nominated in the best international act category.

See the full list below:

Album of the Year

Anyways, Life’s Great — GloRilla

Breezy — Chris Brown

God Did — DJ Khaled

Her Loss — Drake & 21 Savage

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers — Kendrick Lamar

Renaissance, — Beyoncé


Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Ari Lennox


Coco Jones





Best Male R&B/Pop Artist


Brent Faiyaz

Burna Boy

Chris Brown


The Weeknd


Best Group

City Girls

Drake & 21 Savage



Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin

Quavo & Takeoff


Best Collaboration

Latto & Mariah Carey feat. DJ Khaled — “Big Energy (Remix)”

Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice — “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2”

Chris Brown feat. Wizkid — “Call Me Every Day”

King Combs feat. Kodak Black — “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”

Metro Boomin, The Weeknd & 21 Savage — “Creepin’”

Hitkidd & GloRilla — “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”

GloRilla & Cardi B — “Tomorrow 2”

Future feat. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Coi Leray


Ice Spice


Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage



J. Cole

Jack Harlow

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Video of the Year

“We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown

“2 Million Up,” Peezy, Jeezy & Real Boston Richey feat. Rob49

“About Damn Time,” Lizzo

“Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy

“First Class,” Harlow

“Kill Bill,” SZA

“Tomorrow 2,” GloRilla & Cardi B

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky for AWGE

Benny Boom

Burna Boy

Cole Bennett

Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar

Director X

Teyana “Spike Tey” Taylor

Best New Artist


Coco Jones




Ice Spice

Lola Brooke

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin — “Bless Me”

Tamela Mann — “Finished (Live)”

CeCe Winans — “I’ve Got Joy”

Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin feat. Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore — “I’ve Got Joy”

Tye Tribbett — “New”

Yolanda Adams — “One Moment From Glory”

PJ Morton feat. Lisa Knowles-Smith, Le’andria Johnson, Keke Wyatt, Kierra Sheard & Tasha Cobbs Leonard — “The Better Benediction (Pt.2)

Viewer’s Choice Award

Lizzo — “About Damn Time”

Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”

Jack Harlow — “First Class”

Drake feat 21 Savage — “Jimmy Cooks”

SZA — “Kill Bill”

Burna Boy — “Last Last”

Nicki Minaj — “Super Freaky Girl”

Future feat. Drake & Tems — “Wait For U”

Best International Act

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Nigeria)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Central Cee (UK)

Ella Mai (UK)

Ko (South Africa)

L7nnon (Brazil)

Stormzy (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Uncle Waffles (Swaziland)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Asake (Nigeria)

Camidoh (Ghana)

Flo (UK)

Libianca (Cameroon)

Maureen (France)

MC Ryan SP (Brazil)

Pabi Cooper (South Africa)

Raye (UK)

Werenoi (France)


Lizzo — “About Damn Time”

Pinkpantheress & Ice Spice — “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2”

Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”

Megan Thee Stallion — “Her”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Music From And Inspired By Rihanna & Ludwig Göransson — “Lift Me Up”

Coi Leray — “Players”

Lizzo — “Special”

Best Movie

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Creed 3



The Woman King


Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Best Actor

Amin Joseph

Brian Tyree Henry

Damson Idris

Daniel Kaluuya

Demetrius ‘Lil Meech’ Flenory Jr.

Donald Glover

Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Coco Jones

Janelle James

Janelle Monáe

Keke Palmer

Viola Davis


Youngstars Award

Akira Akbar

Alaya High

Demi Singleton

Genesis Denise

Marsai Martin

Thaddeus J. Mixson

Young Dylan

Sportswoman of the Year Award

Alexis Morris

Allyson Felix

Angel Reese

Candace Parker

Naomi Osaka

Serena Williams

Sha’carri Richardson

Sportsman of the Year Award

Aaron Judge

Bubba Wallace

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Hurts

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry

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