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Davido, Cassper Nyovest, Tiwa Savage & More Nominated For 2018 BET Awards

Plus, see the full list of nominees for the 2018 BET Awards.

The 2018 BET Awards are all set to take place on June 24 in Los Angeles.

Ahead of the ceremony at LA's Microsoft Theater, BET's announced its long list of nominees.

DJ Khaled is leading the pack this year, in large part due to "Wild Thoughts," with six nods, while Kendrick Lamar follows close with five nominations. Migos and SZA each earned four nominations this year.

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Tiwa Savage's New Song 'Tiwa's Vibe' Will Get You Hooked

Listen to the Spellz-produced single from the Mavin Records first lady.

Tiwa Savage is back with another addictive drop, this time in the shape of "Tiwa's Vibe."

The new single, produced by her frequent collaborator Spellz, builds on a solid beat to serve up what could be another feel-good, party starter.

"Spellz is like family to me," Tiwa told us in an exclusive interview around her Sugarcane EP last year, "he's a brother to me, he's done records on my past albums."

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The 15 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month

The best Nigerian music of the month featuring Olamide, Brymo, Tiwa Savage, Simi and many more.

Beyoncé's towering set at Coachella could well be up there with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (a point she already made with Lemonade). Wizkid's own history-making sets were cancelled due to visa failures, a development which Nigerian music writer, Joey Akan, in his first story for OkayAfrica, concluded is a missed opportunity for Afropop. Maybe true, but then Beyoncé cancelled her set last year for private reasons only to make up for it with more goodness than anyone expects, or deserves.

Two more reasons to relish the genius of "Bey-chella" are the sampling of Nigerian novelist and thinker, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from her essay "We Should All Be Feminists" on "Bow Down" and her riveting excursions into Fela Kuti's unmatched body of work by melding the bass guitar on her song "Deja Vu" with the horn and guitar arrangements on Fela's "Zombie"—as best a genetic reconstitution of Black and African music and cultural icons, as you'd find anywhere.

Read on for our selection of best Nigerian songs of the month.

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