Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mafikizolo CONFIRMED to perform at the BET Awards!

In the words of US Vice President Joe Biden- "this is a big f!cking deal". For the first time ever during the BET Awards a South African group will hit the stage to perform their biggest hits. Deets below
from the press release:


South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo,Ghanaian hip hop artist Sarkodie and Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage will perform as part of the “Music Around the Globe” presentation on Saturday afternoonduring the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®, all of whom are nominated in the “BET Awards” ‘Best International Act: Africa’ category. This will be the first time that Mafikizolo and Tiwa Savage have performed in the United States, and the announcement follows their wins at the MTV Africa Music Awards over the weekend in the ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Female’ categories respectively. Sarkodie also took home a MAMA for ‘Best Hip Hop’.


British artists set to perform on Sunday during the “Music Around the Globe” set will include hip hop duo Krept & Konan and acclaimed rapper MC Ghetts, all of whom are nominated in the ‘Best International Act: UK’ category. Nigerian hip hop superstar Ice Prince, who won the 2013 BET Award for ‘Best International Act: Africa’, will also take to the stage, and will present the award for the same category to this year’s winner.


This is the first time international acts have performed as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola® since the introduction of international BET Award categories, ‘Best International Act: Africa’ and ‘Best International Act: UK’ in 2010.

I am SCREAMING! Super excited about this, I can't wait.

Other acts slated to appear at the awards next week are Grammy nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend,American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko andAmerican hip hop singer August Alsina.“106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante along with actor Larenz Tate.

Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards” 2014, live on Sunday, June 29,2014 at 8pm ET on BET from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.


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