Well done and congratulations to our own Lira who will be jetting off to Los Angeles to attend the prestigious BET Awards on 1 July 2012, courtesy of MTN. South Africa’s beloved songstress, Lira, has been nominated for a BET Award.
The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
The news is that Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z lead the nominations; West with 7, Beyonce with 6, and Jay-Z with 5. During the press conference, it was announced that this years’ ceremony will be hosted for the first time by actor Samuel L. Jackson. During the announcement of the nominations, it was also announced that Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are the first revealed performers of the ceremony. More performers are to be announced at a later date.