Nasty C, Sarkodie, and Falz make history as first African nominees at BET Hip Hop Awards 2019

BET International today announced the launch of a new category to honor artists from around the world during the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019. Artists from Africa, Europe and Canada will compete for the Best International Flow Category during the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019.

The announcement of the Best International Flow category is the latest move by BET International to recognize the growing appeal of artists from around the world. The BET “Hip Hop Awards” will return to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where the winner will be announced during the global broadcast on Saturday, October 5, 2019. BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2019 will air on BET Africa (DSTV channel 129) on October 9, 2019, at 7:00PM CAT.

This year’s nominees for the Best International Flow category include some of Africa’s most trail blazing acts. Representing South Africa is rapper, song writer and producer Nasty C. Awarding winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie and globally acclaimed Nigerian rapper and songwriter Falz who rounds up the list of African nominees. They are set to compete with internationally recognised singer-songwriter Tory Lanez (Canada), hip hop artist and grime OG Ghetts (UK), rapper/singer Little Simz (UK) and rapper/singer Kalash (France) for the award.

Commented Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, BET International and Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa): “We are excited to announce the first ever BET “Hip Hop Awards” Best International Flow Category with such diverse nominees. The award will be presented on-stage during the live broadcast, confirming BET’s commitment to recognizing the influence of international artists globally. I believe that opportunities like the BET “Hip Hop Awards” position international artists for global success long after the winners are announced.”

See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2019 Official Nominees:

Best International Flow
FALZ (NIGERIA)
GHETTS (UK)
KALASH (FRANCE)
LIL SIMZ (UK)
NASTY C (SOUTH AFRICA)
SARKODIE (GHANA)
TORY LANEZ (CANADA)

Best Hip-Hop Video
21 SAVAGE – A LOT FEAT. J. COLE
CARDI B – MONEY
CITY GIRLS – TWERK FEAT. CARDI B
DA BABY – SUGE
MEEK MILL – GOING BAD FEAT. DRAKE
TRAVIS SCOTT – SICKO MODE FEAT. DRAKE

Hot Ticket Performer
CARDI B
DABABY
DRAKE
MEGAN THEE STALLION
THE CARTERS
TRAVIS SCOTT

Album of the Year
ASTROWORLD TRAVIS SCOTT
CHAMPIONSHIPS MEEK MILL
CUZ I LOVE YOU LIZZO
FATHER OF ASAHD DJ KHALED
IGOR TYLER, THE CREATOR
REVENGE OF THE DREAMERS 3 DREAMVILLE

Video Director of the Year
BENNY BOOM
BRUNO MARS, FLORENT DECHARD
CALMATIC
DAVE MEYERS
EIF RIVERA
TRAVIS SCOTT

Lyricist of the Year
2 CHAINZ
DRAKE
J. COLE
MEEK MILL
NIPSEY HUSSLE
YBN CORDAE

MVP of the Year
CARDI B
DJ KHALED
DRAKE
J. COLE
MEGAN THEE STALLION
NIPSEY HUSSLE

Producer of the Year
DJ KHALED
LONDON ON DA TRACK
METRO BOOMIN
MUSTARD
SWIZZ BEATZ
TAY KEITH

Best Collab, Duo or Group
21 SAVAGE – A LOT FEAT. J. COLE
CARDI B & BRUNO MARS – PLEASE ME
DJ KHALED – HIGHER FEAT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND
LIL BABY & GUNNA – DRIP TOO HARD
LIL NAS X FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS – OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)
TRAVIS SCOTT – SICKO MODE FEAT. DRAKE

Single of the Year
ACT UP – Produced by EarlThePearll (CITY GIRLS)
BIG OLE FREAK – Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (MEGAN THEE STALLION)
MONEY – Produced by J. White Did It (CARDI B)
OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX) – Produced by YoungKio (LIL NAS X FEAT. BILLY RAY CYRUS)
SICKO MODE – Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith (TRAVIS SCOTT FEAT. DRAKE)
SUGE – Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade (DABABY)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
BLUEFACE
DABABY
LIL NAS X
MEGAN THEE STALLION
RODDY RICCH
YBN CORDAE

Best Mixtape
JACK HARLOW – LOOSE
KEVIN GATES – LUCA BRASI 3
MEGAN THEE STALLION – FEVER
RODDY RICCH – FEED THA STREETS II
WIZ KHALIFA & CURREN$Y – 2009
YBN CORDAE, YBN NAHMIR, YBN ALMIGHTY JAY – YBN: THE MIXTAPE

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
21 SAVAGE – WISH WISH ( DJ KHALED FEAT. 21 SAVAGE & CARDI B)
CARDI B – CLOUT (OFFSET FEAT. CARDI B)
CARDI B – TWERK (CITY GIRLS FEAT. CARDI B)
J COLE – A LOT (21 SAVAGE FEAT. J.COLE)
RICK ROSS – MONEY IN THE GRAVE (DRAKE FEAT. RICK ROSS)
RICK ROSS – WHAT’S FREE (MEEK MILL FEAT. RICK ROSS & JAY-Z)

Impact Track
21 SAVAGE – A LOT FEAT. J. COLE
DJ KHALED – HIGHER FEAT. NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND
J. COLE – MIDDLE CHILD
KAP G – A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN
LIZZO – TEMPO FEAT. MISSY ELLIOTT
YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN – I AM WHO THEY SAY I AM (ft. KEVIN GATES & QUANDO RONDO)

DJ of the Year
DJ CHASE B
DJ DRAMA
DJ ENVY
DJ ESCO
DJ KHALED
MUSTARD

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
CARDI B
DJ KHALED
FRENCH MONTANA
MEEK MILL
RICK ROSS
TRAVIS SCOTT

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
ALL HIP HOP
COMPLEX
HOT NEW HIP HOP
THE SHADE ROOM
WORLDSTAR
XXL

Hustler of the Year
CARDI B
DJ KHALED
JAY Z
NIPSEY HUSSLE
RICK ROSS
TRAVIS SCOTT