By Ganiyat Ganiyu.
Nigerian rapper and actor, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz The Bad Guy has been nominated for the 2016 BET awards as the Best New International Act.
Falz was nominated alongside South Africa’s Emtee, Zimbabwe’s Tkay, and others.
The BET viewers choice award made the announcement via their social media page. They wrote:
“It’s OFFICIAL! Here are your nominees for the 2016 BET Awards Viewer’s Choice ‘Best New International Act!’ To vote follow @bet_intl and REPOST with the hashtag #IPick with your favorite artist below! #IpickEmtee #IpickFalz #IpickTkay #IpickMHD #IpickSectionBoyz #IpickWstrn Let’s go!!!!!!!!!! “
The nomination comes few weeks after Wizkid and Yemi Alade made the Best International Act Africa list.
Earlier this year, the ‘Soldier’ rapper bagged the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy series ‘Jenifa’s dairy’.
BET 2016 will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross which will witness performances by Alicia Keys, Maxwell and a star-studded tribute to legendary pop icon Prince featuring Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae.
The BET Awards will take place in Los Angeles from 23-26 June 2016 and it’ll premiere on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday June 28, 2016 June at 19:00 CAT.
Falz is currently in the UK where he has gone to kick off his world tour.