EntertainmentNewsNigeriaBET Hip-Hop Awards: Burna Boy gets seven nominations


Nigerian Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy is grabbing the spotlight once again, and this time around, it is for his outstanding contribution to the growth of hip-hop.

The world-renowned artist was among the top nominees for the 2023 BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta with seven nods out of the 17 award categories.

The self-acclaimed African Giant was nominated for the ‘Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year’, ‘Best Live Performer’, ‘Lyricist of the Year’ and ‘Hustler of the Year’ awards.

In addition, his 21 Savage-featuring 2023 single ‘Sittin on Top of the World’ earned him ‘Best Collaboration’, ‘Best Hip-Hop Video’, and ‘Song of the Year’ nominations.

According to the nominees list made public on Thursday, 21 Savage and Cardi B led this year’s nominations with 12 nominations each while Drake followed with nine nominations.

Alongside Burna Boy, DJ Khaled was next in line with seven nominations.

Earlier in June, Burna Boy won the ‘International Act’ award after getting four nominations for the 2023 BET Awards.

By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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