South African rave of the moment, Cassper Nyovest alongside the Distruction Boyz have been nominated for the 2018 BET Awards.
The nominations were selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which was comprised of fans and an esteemed group of entertainment professionals in the fields of television, film, music, social media, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, and creative arts.
Nyovest, is South Africa’s most successful rapper, having released three albums, all of which have gone platinum. Distruction Boyz, a duo from KwaMashu, are one of our homegrown house sound Gqom’s biggest proponents. They released the massive hit Omunye, a track which caused some controversy when it was discovered that it was almost identical to ‘Trip to New York’, a song by fellow Gqom pioneer DJ LAG.
Nigerian musicians Davido and Tiwa Savage and Congolese star Fally Ipupa makes the list, also included in the category are French performers Booba and Dadju and UK acts J Hus, Stefflon Don and Stormzy,” said BET in a statement on Wednesday night.