List of Nominees for the 2021 BET Awards, East Africa misses out (Full List)

Last year Khaligraph Jones was the only Nominee from Kenya

Ladipoe, Cardi B, Meg Thee Stallion and Nasty C

The list of Nominees for the BET Hip Hop Awards is out with heavy weights in the music industry battling out in different categories. Unfortunately, East Africa doesn’t have a representative on this year’s list of Nominees.

Western Africa and Southern Africa have one representatives each, after Ladipoe (Nigeria) and Nasty C (South Africa) and were nominated in the Best international flow category.

In 2020, Rapper Khaligraoh Jones was the only Kenyan nominated in the coveted Awards battling the likes of; Nasty C (South Africa), DJonga (Brazil), Kaaris (France), Meryl (France) Ms banks (UK) and Stormzy (UK). He lost the Award to UK’s Stomzy.

The Awards Gala for the 2021 BET Awards will go down on October 5, 2021.

Cardi B and Meg Thee Stallion are neck and neck this year with nine nominations each. Although they’re no strangers to the BET Hip Hop Awards stage, with both having won their fair amount in the past, Megan had seven nominations last year while Cardi B lead 2019’s ceremony with 10.

Here’s the complete list of 2021 BET Hip Hop Award nominees:

Best International Flow

Ladipoe (Nigeria)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Xamã (Brazil)

Laylow (France)

Gazo (France)

Little Simz (UK)

Dave (UK)

Hip Hop Album of the Year

A Gangsta’s Pain, Moneybagg Yo

Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator

Culture III, Migos

Good News, Megan Thee Stallion

Khaled Khaled, DJ Khaled

Savage Mode II, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin

The Off-Season, J. Cole

Song of the Year

“Back in Blood,” Produced by YC (Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk)

“Late At Night,” Produced by Mustard (Roddy Ricch)

“Laugh Now Cry Later,” Produced by G. Ry, Cardogotwings, Roget Chahayed & Yung Exclusive (Drake feat. Lil Durk)

“Up,” Produced by Yung DZA, Sean Island, DJ Swanqo (Cardi B)

“WAP,” Produced by Ayo & Keyz (Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

“Whole Lotta Money (Remix),” Produced By London Jae, Beatgodz, Tee Romano (Bia feat. Nicki Minaj)

Hip Hop Artist of The Year

Cardi B

Drake

J. Cole

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Tyler, the Creator

Best Hip Hop Video

Cardi B, “Up”

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”

Drake feat. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now Cry Later”

Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Saweetie feat. Doja Cat, “Best Friend”

Best New Hip Hop Artist

Blxst

Coi Leray

Don Toliver

Morray

Pooh Shiesty

Yung Bleu

Best Collaboration

21 Savage & Metro Boomin Feat. Drake, “Mr. Right Now”

Bia feat. Nicki Minaj, “Whole Lotta Money (Remix)”

Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”

DJ Khaled feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk, “Every Chance I Get”

Drake feat. Lil Durk, “Laugh Now Cry Later”

Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk, “Back in Blood”

Best Duo or Group

21 Savage & Metro Boomin

Chris Brown & Young Thug

City Girls

Future & Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Baby & Lil Durk

Migos

Best Live Performer

Busta Rhymes

Cardi B

DaBaby

Doja Cat

Megan Thee Stallion

Tyler, the Creator

Lyricist of the Year

Benny the Butcher

Drake

J. Cole

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Nas

Video Director of the Year

Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Director X

Hype Williams

Missy Elliott

DJ of the year

Chase B

D Nice

DJ Cassidy

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Scheme

Kaytranada

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled

Hit-Boy

Metro Boomin

Mustard

The Alchemist

Tyler, the Creator

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

Drake

Lil Baby

Megan Thee Stallion

Saweetie

Yung Bleu

Best Hip Hop Platform

Complex

Genius

Hip Hop DX

Hot New Hiphop

The Breakfast Club

The Shade Room

Worldstar Hiphop

XXL

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Cardi B, “Type Shit” (Migos feat. Cardi B)

Drake, “Havin' Our Way” (Migos feat. Drake)

Jay-Z, “What It Feels Like” (Nipsey Hussle feat. Jay-Z)

Lil Durk, “Back in Blood” (Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk)

Megan The Stallion, “On Me (Remix)” (Lil Baby feat. Megan Thee Stallion)

Roddy Ricch, “Lemonade (Remix)” (Internet Money feat. Don Toliver & Roddy Ricch)

Impact track

Black Thought , “Thought Vs Everybody”

Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)”

Lil Baby & Kirk Franklin, “We Win”

Meek Mill Feat. Lil Durk, “Pain Away”

Nipsey Hussle feat. Jay-Z, “What It Feels Like”

Rapsody, “12 Problems”

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