First presenters at BET Awards announced


Leading ladies Angela Bassett and Gabrielle Union have been revealed as the first guest presenters at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Awards this year.

The Hollywood beauties will join host Chris Tucker on stage on Sunday 30 June as Hollywood’s biggest stars celebrate the achievements of their peers in music, sports and film.

Six African musicians are nominated in the category Best International Act: Africa. They are 2Face Idibia (Nigeria), Toya Delazy (South Africa), Donald (South Africa), Ice Prince (Nigeria), R2Bees (Ghana) and Radio and Weasel (Uganda).

Platinum-selling and award-winning recording artists R. Kelly, Chris Brown and Miguel will perform at the event. Miami Heat basketball star Dwyane Wade is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award while Charlie Wilson will receive the prestigious Cadillac Lifetime Achievement Award.

The BET Awards premieres on Tuesday 2 July at 20h00 CAT on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 13 million households in more than 50 countries.

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BET mobile’s official BET AWARDS app is now available on iPhone and Android devices with exclusive photo, video and interactive content.

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