American entertainer, Jamie Fox has been unveiled as the host of the 2018 BET Awards. He was announced by BET in Africa, part of Viacom International Media Networks Africa multimedia portfolio recently.
In a BET Awards first, the top nominees from Africa and Europe (as voted for by an academy of industry experts) will now compete for the Best International Act category, with the winner being honoured as part of the US broadcast.
Recognising the growing international appeal of African artists, five African artists have been honoured in the BET Awards. Leading the transformed Best International Act Award category from Nigeria will be Davido and Tiwa Savage, South African rapper Cassper Nyovest, Gqom evolutionists Distruction Boyz and Congolese star Fally Ipupa.