Culture’s biggest night, the ‘BET Awards’ 2021, will air live Monday, June 28 on BET Africa DStv Channel 129

Hosted by Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, filmmaker and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson, the “BET AWARDS” 2021 will air LIVE, Monday 28 Juneon BET Africa (DStv channel 129) at 1:00 WAT/02:00 CAT. You can also catch the repeat at 19:00 WAT/20:00 CAT on the same day from the Microsoft Theatre. The “BET AWARDS” 2021 will also be honouring award-winning musician, critically acclaimed Golden Globe winning and Academy Award®-nominated actor Queen Latifah with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award.


Flying the African flag high at the “BET Awards” 2021 are African heavy weights Wizkid, Burnaboy (Nigeria) and Diamond Platinumz (Tanzania) scoring nominations in the Best International Act category and, Nigeria’s Tems and South Africa’s Elaine who clinched two spots in ‘BET Awards’ 2021 ‘Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act’ nominations.


Megan Thee Stallion joins the star-studded line-up of performers Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Lil Nas X, Migos, Moneybagg Yo, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, Tyler The Creator and many more. Additionally, up and coming artists Tone Stith and Mereba will be gracing the BET Amplified Stage, BET Music’s stamp of approval on the next big thing in music.


Dominating this year’s nominations are Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby with a total of seven nominations each. Cardi B and Drake follow closely behind with five nominations each. Other leading nominees include Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Chloe x Halle and Chris Brown, as each garnered four nominations. You can find a full list of nominations here.


‘BET Awards’ 2021 presenters include Ashanti, Chloe Bailey, Ciara, Crystal Renee Hayslett, DJ Cassidy, Ebony Obsidian, Eva Marcille, Issa Rae, Jill Scott, KJ Smith, Lena Waithe, Marsai Martin, Michelle Buteau, Michelle Mitchenor, Mignon, Mj Rodriguez, Naomi Campbell, Novi Brown, Regina Hall, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Saweetie, and Sevyn Streeter. Jennifer Hudson will also be making a special appearance at the award show.


Beloved rapper DMX will be honored with a special tribute at the 2021 ‘BET Awards’. The tribute is being curated by producer Swizz Beatz, and will include standout performances from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams.


In celebration of the culture’s biggest night, DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Awards Edition will premiere on Monday, June 28th at 04:30 AM WAT/ 05:30 AM CAT, immediately following the 2021 “BET Awards.” In this edition of the acclaimed groundbreaking series, DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of legendary Hip Hop and R&B artists to sing along to their most iconic, chart-topping records of the 2000s. Cassidy has exclusively confirmed that he will pass the mic to Ashanti, Ja Rule, Nelly, Akon, Kelis, Fat Joe, Fabolous, Sean Paul, and over a dozen other surprise iconic guests who have profoundly impacted the culture over the last two decades.

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