For the first time since the introduction of the Best International Act category of the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards in 2010, Ghana has not received a nomination this year.

The nominees for the 2018 edition of the BET Awards are out and not a single Ghanaian artiste was nominated.

Since the introduction of the Best International Act category eight years ago, the country has received a nomination every year and has gone on to win that award twice – in 2012 and 2015.

This year, the organisers have gone back to the nomination formula it used in 2010. They have merged nominees from Africa and UK in one category.

Nominated for the Best International Act Award are, Casper Nyovest (South Africa), Distruction Boyz (South Africa), Davido (Nigeria), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DR Congo), Stormzy (UK), J Hus (UK), Booba (France), J Hus (UK), Stefflon Don (UK), and Niska (France).

Let’s look past Ghanaian nominees at the BET Awards:

2010 – Kojo Antwi (lost to Dizzee Rascal of UK)

2011 – D-Black (lost to 2Face Idibia & D’Banj of Nigeria)

2012 – Sarkodie (He jointly won it with Nigeria’s Wizkid)

2013 – R2Bees (lost to Ice Prince of Nigeria)) 

2014 – Sarkodie (lost to Davido of Nigeria)

2015 – Stonebwoy (Won)

2016 – MzVee (lost to Black Coffee of South Africa)

2017 – Stonebwoy (lost to WizKid of Nigeria)

The 2018 BET Awards will air live on BET on June 24 from Los Angeles.