Naming Nasty C As The“Best International Act Africa” Was Caused By A Glitch – BET
This Sunday, June 25, the 2017 BET Awards will be held in Los Angeles, California. As expected, the “Best International Act – Africa” Award will be keenly contested by continental heavyweights pre-dominantly from 3 countries: Nigeria (Wizkid, Davido, Tekno, Mr Eazi), South Africa (Nasty C, AKA, Babes Wodumo) and Ghana (Stonebwoy).
Sometime last week, BET mistakenly revealed the winner of the African category (and apparently a few others) on its website, then pulled it back quickly. However, the damage was already done, as Nasty C, alerted by fans, posted the now-deleted confirmation on his Instagram.
BET eventually released a statement explaining what happened: “An unforeseen technical issue on BET.com’s BET AWARDS show page resulted in several categories revealing randomly selected nominees as winners. We apologize for the confusion to all of the artists affected and to our fans.”
While we attempt to accept BET’s “glitch” explanation, we’d have to wait till Sunday for actual confirmation of the African winner. Before then though, here’s a quick look at each nominee, and their chances of winning.
Note: The Award takes into account achievements mainly in 2016.