Exciting news for South African hip-hop fans as two of the country’s biggest stars, Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes and K.O, have received nominations for the prestigious BET Hip-Hop Awards. The annual awards ceremony, which recognizes the best in hip-hop music and culture, is set to take place later this year.
The late AKA, who is known for his dynamic stage presence and catchy hooks, has been nominated in the Best International Flow category.
This category celebrates global hip-hop artists who have contributed significantly to the genre. AKA’s nomination is a testament to his talent and the impact he has had on the international hip-hop scene.
K.O also bagged a BET Award nomination for “Best International Act”. This year’s nominations include artists from various countries, highlighting the global impact of hip-hop music.
The South African hip-hop scene has thrived in recent years, with artists like AKA and K.O leading the way. Their nominations for the BET Hip-Hop Awards will undoubtedly bring more attention to the talent and creativity coming out of South Africa.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards not only celebrate the music but also the culture and impact of hip-hop. The awards show features performances, cyphers, and special tributes, making it a must-watch event for hip-hop fans around the world.
This is AKA’s fifth BET nomination. The Company hit maker’s previous nominations were in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
A video of the late rapper at the red carpet ceremony shot up trend lists as his fans celebrated the achievement:
This is his 5th time’ been nominated at the @BET Hip Hop awards. 🇿🇦🐐
— The Chronicles of AKA (@AKA_Tales) September 7, 2023