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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2Face, Ice Prince, R2Bees nominated for BET International Awards

Tema-based sensational music duo R2Bees has been nominated for the 2013 Black Entertainment Television ( BET) awards. Nominees for this year's awards were released Tuesday.

The duo, made up of Faisal Hakeem (Paedae da Pralem) and Rashid Mugeez (Mugeez), have been nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category and they will face fierce competition from some of Africa's finest acts for that award.

They will battle it out with 2Face Idibia (Nigeria), Toya Delazy (South Africa), Radio and Weasel (Uganda), Ice Prince (Nigeria) and Donald (South Africa).

Their nomination is coming after Ghana chalked her first success at the 2012 edition of the awards.

Last year, Ghana’s fastest rapper Sarkodie jointly won the Best International Act award with Nigerian musician Wizkid.

Sarkodie went on after that win to feature in the 2012 BET Hiphop Awards Cypher.

In 2011, 2Face Idibia and D'banj jointly won the Best International Act (Africa) while Ice Prince lost out on the same award to Sarkodie and Wizkid.

R2Bees has earned nine nominations in this year's Ghana Music Awards including Artiste of the Year at the 2013 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards scheduled to come off at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, May 18.

Leading the pack at this year's BET Awards is YMCMB rapper Drake who had 12 nominations while rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz had eight nominations each.

There were also nominations for A$AP Rocky, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Miguel, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Alicia Keys.

The 2013 BET Awards hosted by Chris Tucker comes off on Sunday, June 30 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and it will witness performances from R. Kelly, Chris Brown and the legendary Charlie Wilson.

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