On Sunday 29th June 2014, the BET Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Actor/comedian Chris Rock will host the award ceremony.
Some of Africa’s biggest names in contemporary music are set to perform as part of the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE for the first time ever.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo and Ghanaian hip hop artist Sarkodie will perform as part of the “Music Around the Globe” presentation on Saturday 28 June. The three artists are all nominated in the “BET Awards” ‘Best International Act: Africa’ category.
This will be the first time that Mafikizolo and Tiwa Savage will perform in the United States.
In addition, Nigerian hip hop superstar Ice Prince, who won the 2013 BET Award for ‘Best International Act: Africa’, will also take to the stage on Sunday 29 June: he will also present the award for the same category to this year’s winner at the BET Awards.
International acts performing include Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Jhene Aiko, August Alsina, K. Michelle, Mack Wilds, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz and others.