Sarkodie Nominated For 2012 BET Awards+Full List of Nominations

Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie has been nominated for Best International Act (Africa) in the upcoming BET Awards scheduled for the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, July 2.

He was nominated alongside Nigeria’s Wizkid and Iceprince, Kenya’s Camp Mulla, Mali’s Mokobe and South Africa’s Lira. In 2011 Nigeria’s 2face and Dbanj were joint winners of the award category.

Rapper, Kanye West earned the most nominations with seven nods, six of which came from his ‘Watch the Throne’ collaboration with Jay-Z, who earned five nominations himself. Jay-Z’s wife and mother of 4-month-old daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce, earned the second highest nominations with six.

The 2012 BET Awards will air be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and the likes of Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj are confirmed to perform at the show. D’banj and 2Face Idibia are past winners of BET award.

Full List of Nominees below:

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft J. Cole – “Party””
Big Sean ft Kanye West & Roscoe Dash –
“Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled ft Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne
– “I’m On One”
Drake ft Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne ft Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale ft Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Ni**as in Paris”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

YoungStars Award
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake ft Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love onTop”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne ft Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale ft Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/