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D-Black, 2face, Dbanj and others nominated for BET Awards

The nominations for the 2011 BET Awards were announced in New York Tuesday with Chris Brown leading the pack with 6 nominations followed closely by Lil Wayne with five of his own. Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna also nabbed four nominations each.  For the second time in the 11 year history of the awards, African […]



dblackThe nominations for the 2011 BET Awards were announced in New York Tuesday with Chris Brown leading the pack with 6 nominations followed closely by Lil Wayne with five of his own. Drake, Kanye West, and Rihanna also nabbed four nominations each.  For the second time in the 11 year history of the awards, African artists have been nominated for laurels at the prestigious honours for Black/African American entertainers. Unlike the previous year, nominations for African acts have been separated from the UK acts in the Best International Act category.  The nominee for Best International Act: Africa include  2Face Idibia (Nigeria), D’Banj (Nigeria), D-Black (Ghana), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Fally Ipupa (Congo DR), and Teargas (South Africa).

The nominees for the annual awards show were announced on 106 & Park by hosts Terrence and Rocsi . The 2011 BET Awards has been set to air live from L.A. on June 26 and would be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Female R&B Artist

Marsha Ambrosius
Keri Hilson
Jennifer Hudson

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj
LoLa Monroe

Best Male R&B Artist

Chris Brown
Cee Lo Green
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Group

Diddy-Dirty Money
Cali Swag District
New Boyz
Travis Porter

Best Collaboration

B.o.B f/ Hayley Williams – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Chris Brown f/ Tyga & Kevin McCall – “Deuces”
Waka Flocka Flame f/ Roscoe Dash & Wale – “No Hands”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name?”
Kanye West f/ Rihanna – “All of the Lights”

Video of the Year

Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
B.o.B. f/ Hayley Williams of Paramore – “Airplanes”
Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”
Willow Smith – “Whip My Hair”
Kanye West f/ Pusha T – “Runaway”

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Mr. Boomtown
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best New Artist

J. Cole
Bruno Mars
Willow Smith
Wiz Khalifa

Best Gospel

Byron Cage
Deitrick Haddon
Mary Mary
Karen Clark Sheard
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Actress

Halle Berry
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana
Kerry Washington

Best Actor

Laz Alonso
Chris Brown
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Jamie Foxx

YoungStars Award

Shenell Edmonds
Keke Palmer
Diggy Simmons
Jaden Smith
Willow Smith

Best Movie

Death at a Funeral
For Colored Girls
The Book of Eli
Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?

Sportswoman of the Year

Tamika Catchings
Candice Dupree
Maya Moore
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year

Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Derrick Rose
Michael Vick

Viewer’s Choice Award

Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – “Look at Me Now”
Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
Mindless Behavior – “My Girl”
Nicki Minaj f/ Drake – “Moment 4 Life”
Rihanna f/ Drake – “What’s My Name”
Trey Songz f/ Nicki Minaj – “Bottoms Up”

Centric Award

Marsha Ambrosius
Eric Benet
Cee-Lo Green
R. Kelly

Best International Act: U.K.

VV Brown
Laura Izibor
Tinchy Stryder
Tinie Tempah

Best International Act: Africa

2Face Idibia (Nigeria)
D’Banj (Nigeria)
D-Black (Ghana)
Angelique Kidjo (Benin)
Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)
Teargas (South Africa)



D Jay lands two nominations ahead of 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with smash hit ‘Balance It’



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Talk about the 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards has already begun to spread like wildfire. And with fans flocking online to check out the newly released nomination list from Charterhouse Ghana, artists like D Jay are among those sparking such buzz. The sensational singer landed two nominations in two big categories for the upcoming event: ‘’’Best Afrobeats Song’’ and ‘’Best New Artiste’’.

His smash hit ‘Balance It’ was the obvious pick. It was one of the blockbuster releases of the previous year and as such, will compete with other popular tracks in its category: Camidoh’s ‘Sugarcane Remix’, Gyakie’s ‘Something’, KiDi’s ‘Champagne’, King Promise’s ‘Ginger’ and FBS’s ‘Jo’ for ‘’Best Afrobeats Song’’. There will also be tough competition from six other newcomers contesting with D Jay for the ‘’Best New Artiste’’ award.

Speaking to a source close to us, D Jay expressed his gratitude and excitement: ‘’The past year was really intense. There were many sleepless nights and the team and I worked super hard, so I am excited to see we were given two nominations. This is a huge boost for us after all the sacrifices we made. I’m thankful to everyone who never stopped streaming ‘Balance It.’ I want to win this award for all of you. Let’s make it happen!’’.

At only 21 years old, D Jay has been making waves in the music industry with his catchy and melodious Afrobeats songs. His biggest song, ‘Balance It,’ became a viral sensation on TikTok with over 100 million views and 40 million streams worldwide before attracting a verse from emPawa Africa boss, Mr Eazi on its remix last year. The song racked up over one million Shazams and is one of TikTok’s favorite songs for creating content.

D Jay is currently promoting his latest song ‘Morning Stress,’ which you can listen to here:

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Lamisi Honoured In The Netherlands



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Sensational Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and performer, Regina Lamisi Awiniman Anabilla Akuka, known by the stage name, Lamisi, has been awarded in the Kingdom of the Netherlands for her exploits in alternative music and for promoting the rich Ghanaian culture to her global audience.

The musician was part of several distinguished individuals and other professionals in the diaspora awarded for flying high the flag of Ghana and contributing their quota to the country’s development in various ways.

The recognition of the musician by the Representative Council of Ghanaian Organisations in the Netherlands (RECOGIN) and the Embassy of Ghana in the Kingdom of the Netherlands happened on Saturday 11th March 2023 at Schepenbergweg in Amsterdam.

Presenting a plaque to the musician, His Excellency Francis Danti Kotia, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands commended Lamisi for her great success over the years in representing her people and staying true to her culture, which is evident in her music, costuming, and performances.

“It is important we are doing this today as it shows great respect for you, the others, and the rules you have decided to live by. Honour helps us act in a way that lives up to high ideals, looks out for vulnerable people, and makes a way forward that is better than what has come before; better for everyone. We are convinced this is going to urge you to do more and we also believe that greater things are yet to come for you”, he added.

The ceremony was part of activities to mark the celebration of Ghana’s independence anniversary dubbed “Ghana @ 66 Celebration”, organised by RECOGIN and supported by the Embassy of Ghana in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Akwaaba Holland. Lamisi gave an outstanding performance to crown the ceremony.

By Harriet Ama Bampoe

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National Petroleum Authority (NPA) responds after Fameye reveals he was served with diluted fuel





Ghanaian musician, Fameye recently experienced a problem with contaminated fuel, and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has responded quickly to his situation. (more…)

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I’ll Emerge winner of VGMA “Best Rap Performance Again” – Lyrical Joe




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Ghanaian rapper, Joesph Gamor, knwn by all in the entertainment fraternity as ‘Lyrical Joe’ has disclosed that he is confident of winning the ‘Best Rap Performance’ award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, for the second time in a row. (more…)

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Funke Akindele deletes all politics related posts from IG Account After Losing Elections




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Renowned Nigerian movie star, Funke Akindele has deleted all her Instagram posts relating to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after the party lost drastically in the just-ended governorship election in Nigeria. (more…)

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Captain Smart hints at Onua TV’s new signing; fans think it’s Akrobeto




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Ghanaian journalist and media personality, Captain Smart has signalled fans about a possible new signing to Onua TV.  (more…)

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