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SA Hip-Hop Act Emtee Nominated for BET Award

South African rapper Emtee scores himself a nomination at the 2016 BET Awards.

South African rapper Emtee scored himself a nomination at the 2016 BET Awards in the Viewer's Choice Award: Best New International act category. The trap star is nominated alongside Falz (Nigeria), MHD (France), Tkay Maidza (Zimbabwe/Australia), WSTRN (UK) and Section Boyz (UK).


The announcement follows Emtee’s big win at last weekend’s South African Music Awards (SAMAs). The “Pearl Thusi” singer walked away with the highly-contested Best Rap Album, Male Artist of the Year and Record Of The Year for “Roll Up.”

Emtee’s nomination comes a few weeks after fellow South African musicians AKA, Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee were announced as nominees in the contentious Best International Act: Africa category. In 2015, the category was plagued with controversy as it was never part of the main award ceremony that was broadcast.

The 2016 BET Awards are set to take place on Tuesday, 28 June in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast across the continent on BET Africa (Channel 129 on DSTV).

Emtee's category is based on a public vote. The rapper is urging fans to vote using the hashtag #IPickEmtee.

In related news, BET announced yesterday that Sheila E., The Roots, D'Angelo and Janelle Monae will lead a Prince tribute at this year's awards.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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