Ghana’s emerging rapper, Kwesi Arthur lost out on the 2018 edition of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, on Sunday.
The Tema-based rapper was nominated for Viewer’s Choice ‘Best International Act (Africa) category and faced stiff competition from South Africa’s Afro-Soul artiste Sjava , Nigerian singer and song-writer Niniola, IamDDB(UK),Take A Mic (France),Sik-K(South Korea),Prince Wally (France) , Not3s(UK), MC Soffia(Brasil) and Nailah Blackman(Trinidad & Tobago).
South African Sjava, real name Jabulani Hadebe bagged himself the BET Viewer's Choice 'Best International Act' award.
The Category formerly separated as Best International Act (Africa) & Best International Act (UK) was merged ahead of the 2018 BET.
Two other South African artists Cassper Nyovest, as well as Distruction Boys, were also nominated in a BET international award which saw Nigerian iconic star Davido picking the award in that category.
The “Grind Day” hitmaker was Sunday evening up the trends on Twitter in Ghana as he enjoyed massive support from fans especially on social media which has been glittery with encouraging messages despite losing out on the South African.
The 2018 VGMA award winning rapper is widely known in the Ghanaian music industry for his “Anthem” song and “Grind Day Remix”, which won him the Hiphop song of the year.
Ghana’s Sarkodie and Stonebwoy previously won the prestigious award as 2012 and 2015 Best International Act Africa winners respectively.
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