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GOOD NEWS: R2Bees Get Nominated for ‘Best International Act: Africa’ at the BET Awards 2013

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Tema-based sensational music duo R2Bees has been nominated for the 2013 Black Entertainment Television ( BET) awards. Nominees for this year’s awards were released Tuesday.

The duo, made up of Faisal Hakeem (Paedae da Pralem) and Rashid Mugeez (Mugeez), have been nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category and they will face fierce competition from some of Africa’s finest acts for that award.

They will battle it out with 2Face Idibia (Nigeria), Toya Delazy (South Africa), Radio and Weasel (Uganda), Ice Prince (Nigeria) and Donald (South Africa).

Their nomination is coming after Ghana chalked her first success at the 2012 edition of the awards.

Last year, Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie jointly won the Best International Act award with Nigerian musician Wizkid.

Sarkodie went on after that win to feature in the 2012 BET Hiphop Awards Cypher.

In 2011, 2Face Idibia and D’banj jointly won the Best International Act (Africa) while Ice Prince lost out on the same award to Sarkodie and Wizkid.

R2Bees has earned nine nominations in this year’s Ghana Music Awards including Artiste of the Year at the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheduled to come off at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, May 18.

Leading the pack at this year’s BET Awards is YMCMB rapper Drake who had 12 nominations while rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz had eight nominations each.

There were also nominations for A$AP Rocky, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Miguel, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Alicia Keys.

The 2013 BET Awards hosted by Chris Tucker comes off on Sunday, June 30 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and it will witness performances from R. Kelly, Chris Brown and the legendary Charlie Wilson.
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Tamar
Braxton
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Elle Varner

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Miguel
Justin Timberlake
Usher

Best Group

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Mary Mary
Mindless Behavior
Slaughterhouse
The Throne (Kanye West & Jay-Z)

Best Collaboration

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne – Pop That
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Drake
Future
Kendrick Lamar

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Azealia Banks
Eve
Nicki Minaj
Rasheeda
Rye Rye

Video of the Year

2 Chainz f/ Drake – No Lie
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Drake f/ Lil Wayne – HYFR
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Wanz – Thrift Shop
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie
Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

Azealia Banks
Joey Bada$$
Kendrick Lamar
Trinidad Jame$
The Weeknd

Best Gospel Artist

Deitrick Haddon
LecraeTamela Mann
Mary Mary
Marvin Sapp

Best Actress

Angela Bassett
Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Gabrielle Union
Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Don Cheadle
Common
Jamie Foxx
Samuel L. Jackson
Denzel Washington

YoungStars Award

Gabrielle Douglas
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Jaden Smith
Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Movie

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Sparkle
Think Like A Man

Subway Sportswoman of the Year

Gabrielle Douglas
Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Subway Sportsman of the Year

Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant
Robert Griffin III
LeBron James
Ray Lewis

Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar – Problems
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
Miguel – Adorn
Rihanna – Diamonds
Justin Timberlake f/ Jay-Z – Suit & Tie

Centric Award

Tamar Braxton – Love and War
Fantasia – Lose To Win
Miguel – Adorn
Nas – Daughters
Charlie Wilson – My Love Is All I Have

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
Toya Delazy (South Africa)
Donald (South Africa)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
R2Bees (Ghana)
Radio and Weasel (Uganda)

Best International Act: UK

Marsha Ambrosius
Estelle
Labrinth
Rita Ora
Emeli Sandé

A journalist, award-nominated blogger, music promoter and analyst, former headteacher, founder of Think Ghana Entertainment Media, owner of www.thinkghmusic.com, and founder of TGM Awards. I love spending more time with my family! WhatsApp me +233-246-446-047

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