Ghanaians Who Have Been Nominated Or Won BET Awards
Here are the list of Ghanaians who got nominated or won BET Award through since the beginning of their career.
Michael Owusu Addo known professionally as Sarkodie, is a Ghanaian rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from Tema. His contribution to the Ghanaian music industry have earned him numerous accolades, including the Vodafone Ghana Music Award for “Artiste of the Decade”.
Sarkodie is also considered one of the major proponents of the “Azonto” genre and dance one of the most successful African rappers of all time.
Sarkodie is one of the best rappers in African. He is among the few Ghanaians who have been nominated or won BET Awards. He was announced the first winner of BET’s Best International Flow artist at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.
2. MR. EAZI
Oluwatosin Ajibade better known by his stage name Mr. Eazi, is a Nigerian-born, Ghana-based singer. He is a pioneer of Banku music, a fusion of sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns.
Mr. Eazi relocated to Kumasi, Ghana in 2008 and enrolled at KNUST, where he began booking artists to perform at college parties. He showed interest in music after recording a guest verse on “My Life” , a song that gained traction and became a popular record at KNUST. Mr. Eazi released his debut mistape About to Blow in 2013. He gained an international audience following the release of the Efya-assisted single ” Skin Tight”.
Mr. Eazi is one of the few Ghanaian musicians who have been nominated or won BET Awards. He won the International Act: Africa in 2017 and International Act award in 2019. Eazi is one of the best musicians out there.
Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, is a Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician. He is the CEO of Burniton Music Group.
Stonebwoy is a recipient of two Billboard plaques. He has been described as the king of reggae and dance hall in Africa. Stonebwoy is also an actor, having appeared in the movies “Happy Death Day” and “My name is Ramadan”.
He is a global ambassador for sanitation. In September 2019, he was made the brand ambassador for Voltic Natural Mineral Water. He is also the brand ambassador of Tecno mobile in Ghana.
In 2022, he signed unto Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings, and it’s flagship Def Jam Recordings Africa.
Stonebwoy is among the few Ghanaians who have been nominated or won BET Awards. He won the Best International Act: Africa category at the 2015 BET Awards and Artist of the Year at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards,
Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, better known by her stage name MzVee, is a Ghanaian singer, afropop, dancehall and R&B artiste. Her debut solo album features several hit singles including “Borkor Borkor” (meaning -slowly), “Natural Girl” and “Dancehall Queen”.
MzVee was signed to the record label Lynx Entertainment and was the winner of the New Artiste of the Year award at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards. She parted ways with Lynx Entertainment in the year 2019. She is currently a solo artist.
Singer MzVee is among the few Ghanaians who have taken home a BET Awards. She won the Best New International Artist in 2015. She is currently working hard to hit another big award like the Grammys.
R2Bees is a Ghanaian hip hop and highlife duo from Tema made up of two cousins, Faisal Hakeem and Rashid Mugeez. R2Bees’s first single, “Yawa Gal”, was released in August 2008. They then went on to release “I Dey Mad”, which featured Unda melodies.
The song topped most Ghanaian Radio Music Charts for weeks. In 2010, R2Bees released “Kiss Your Hand” as third third single.
In 2009, R2Bees released a 17-track album Da Revolution which has already released songs; “Yawa Girl”, “I Dey Mad”, “T.E.M.A” “Kiss Your Hand” with new songs; “Radio” “One more Chance” and “Africa” with production from KillBeatz.
In 2013, R2Bees was nominated for Best International Act: Africa but could not bring home the trophy, making them part of the few Ghanaians to make it to BET Awards.
Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, known by his stage name D-Black, is an anglophone hip-hop and Afrobeat musician and entrepreneur from Ghana. He has been described as “a successful entertainment mogul”.
In 2009, D-Black began his career as an independent artist in the group D-Black & Kwaku T releasing a group album “Target Practice”. In 2010, D-Black and his rap partner both went solo.
He went on to released three albums (Music, Love and Life, The Revelation, Lightwork’ 1 E.P (Smoke and Mirrors) and 1 mix-tape (Hunger&Thirst) over the years.
He has been nominated for numerous awards and won several, including the 2011 BET Awards.
He has collaborated with some of African acts including Davido, Mayorkun, M.I, Phyno, Ice Prince, Seyi Shay form Nigeria, Cassper Nyovest, Bucie, HHP from South Africa, and many others from Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, and his homeland Ghana.
These are the Ghanaian musicians who have been nominated or won a BET Awards.