Nomzamo Mbatha to host 2020 BET Awards pre-show
26 June 2020 | Art and Entertainment
This year, Africa's very own Nomzamo Mbatha will join a hot list of presenters when she hosts the 2020 BET Awards International Locked & Lit countdown pre-show.
Mbatha mentioned that it is an incredible honour and privilege to amplify the voice of the diaspora at the awards.
“BET international continues to celebrate black excellence in every corner of the globe and I'm so excited that I get the opportunity to give this celebration the gravity it deserves. “
“The Black Lives Matter movement is louder than ever before, and with the rise of the international black community in standing with African Americans, it truly exemplified the saying 'an injury to one is an injury to us all'.
“That even during a pandemic, we are undefeated. Here's to us! Here's to black entertainment!” she added.
This follows the nominees' announcement in the best international act and viewers' choice best new international act categories.
This year, unstoppable Nigerian act Burna Boy, South African superstar Sho Madjozi and Congolese singer-songwriter Innoss'B have been nominated for best international act. Rounding up the list of African nominees are Nigerian singer and rapper Rema and Zimbabwean songstress Sha Sha, who have been nominated for viewers' choice best new international act. Hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales, the awards in partnership with Axe SA, South Africa's coolest male fragrance deodorant, is set to bring the chill!
Responsibility and goodness
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, 24 June, BET International Networks announced that French activist Assa Traoré will be honoured with the 2020 BET International Global Good award.
The award is a recognition of public figures who use their platform for social responsibility and goodness while demonstrating a commitment to the welfare of the global black community. Traoré joins past honourees like artist and philanthropist Akon and African music legend Yvone Chaka Chaka.
All the deets
The awards show will be broadcast express from the US at 02:00 on 29 June, making its international broadcast premiere on BET Africa (DStv channel 129). Catch the repeat that same day. The pre-show will at 19:00 and the main show will repeat at 20:00.