5 Things That Could Happen At BET Awards
The BET Awards 2018 will take center stage on Sunday, June 24 at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, United States.
The awards will celebrate the achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
Here are 5 things to expect from this year's event.
1. Jamie Foxx will host the event
The host of the 2018 BET Awards is Jamie Foxx.
The Actor, musician and comedian will be making a return to the BET stage as he had previously hosted the event in 2009.
2. 15 Artistes to perform
This year's edition will see 15 artistes take to the BET stage.
Announced to perform on the night are: Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, YG, Big Sean, Miguel, Migos, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock and H.E.R.
3. Davido might collect an award at the event
For the first time the winner of the Best International Act category will receive the award on the main stage.
UK based Ghanaian act, Fuze ODG and Wizkid have also boycotted the event in the past because of this.
The organizers of the awards seems to have listened and Nigeria's Davido and Tiwa Savage are among the nominees for Best International Act.
Meanwhile, Ninola has been named in the Viewers Choice Best New International Act category.
4. Anita Baker to receive lifetime achievement award
Legendary R&B singer, Anita Baker who retired from music after her 60th birthday earlier in the year will be honoured as a BET Lifetime Achievement recipient.
5. BET will also honor activists and heroes
The BET will also honor activists and heroes who have advocated for Black folks throughout the year.
Waffle House hero, James Shaw, Jr, Parkland shooting survivor, Anthony Borges; anti-gun violence activists 11-year-old Naomi Wadler and 16-year-old Justin Blackmon; French "Spiderman" Mamoudou Gassama known for famously climbing unto a building to rescue a baby, will all be honoured.