Overlooked African artists who deserved BET Awards 2024 Nominations


Here are the African artists and albums that were eligible for BET Awards 2024 nominations but did not receive a nod.

Following the recently concluded BET Awards 2024 and the lack of nominations of some of Africa's biggest stars, here is a list of artists and albums that were eligible but didn't receive a nomination.

What is the eligibility period for the BET Awards?

As per the media powerhouse Billboard, the eligibility period for the 2024 BET Awards spans from March 2023 to March 2024. This period allows for the inclusion of all songs and albums released within this timeframe, making them eligible for nomination consideration at the awards ceremony.

Artists who have experienced significant success during this time period are also eligible for nomination.

African songs and artists that didn't receive a nomination at the BET Awards

Rema 02 Arena Davido


After the release of his Grammy-nominated Timeless album, many believe that Davido's international success skyrocketed, firmly establishing him as one of the most accomplished African artists on the global stage.

Following the album's release, the singer embarked on a worldwide tour, captivating audiences in some of the most prestigious venues across the US, UK, and Canada.

However, fans and industry observers were surprised and disappointed when Davido's name was not included in the list of nominees for the Best International Act at the BET Awards 2024.


Despite winning multiple awards and hosting an iconic sold-out concert at the O2 Arena in 2023, the singer and performer Rema was not included in the list of nominees for the 2024 BET Awards.

It seems that his significant achievements have been overlooked by the award ceremony organizers.

Uncle Waffles

An explosive 2023 US and Europe Tour as well as the release of her highly acclaimed EP did not earn Uncle Waffles a BET Awards nod in the best International Act category to the shock of many.

It remains to be seen if there are new specifications or criteria involved in the awards nomination process.

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