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  Lira nominated for 2012 BET Award
BET Awards 2012

Coolness alert! ... songstress Lira has been nominated for a 2012 BET award for Best International Act: Africa.

The nominee list was announced in New York last night to a bevvy of star industry names and includes a multi-nomination scoop for Kanye West and Jay-Z for their project The Throne.

Joining Lira in the category are Sarkodie from Ghana, Camp Mulla from Kenya, Mokobe from Mali and Ice Prince and Wizkid from Nigeria.

The category was introduced for the first time last year and delivered a double-win blitz for Naija with 2Face Idibia and D'Banj both taking home trophies.

The awards take place on Sunday 1 July and will be hosted Samuel L. Jackson. Performers who've already been confirmed to perform include Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown.

The ceremony will air on BET on Top TV on Tuesday, 3 July at 20h00.

The full list of nominees are:

Best International Act: Africa
Camp Mulla (Kenya)
Ice Prince (Nigeria)
Lira (South Africa)
Mokobe (Mali)
Sarkodie (Ghana)
Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Female R&B Artist
Marsha Ambrosius
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best Male R&B Artist
Chris Brown
Bruno Mars
Trey Songz

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist
Big Sean
J. Cole
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Young Jeezy

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist
Nicki Minaj
Brianna Perry

Best Group
Bad Meets Evil
Diddy-Dirty Money
Maybach Music Group
Mindless Behavior
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best New Artist
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Meek Mill

Best Collaboration
Beyoncé ft./ J. Cole – “Party””
Big Sean ft./ Kanye West & Roscoe Dash – “Marvin & Chardonnay”
DJ Khaled ft./ Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne – “I’m On One”
Drake ft./ Lil Wayne and Tyga – “The Motto”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) ft./ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Video of the Year
Beyoncé – “Countdown”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Ni**as in Paris”
The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West) – “Otis”
Usher – “Climax”

Video Director of the Year
Beyoncé and Alan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Brown and Godfrey Tabarez
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Best Gospel
Yolanda Adams
Kim Burrell
James Fortune & FIYA
Fred Hammond
Trin-I-Tee 5:7

YoungStars Award
Jacob Latimore
Keke Palmer
Willow Smith

Viewers’ Choice Award
Drake ft./ Lil Wayne & Tyga – “The Motto”
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Chris Brown – “Turn Up the Music”
Mindless Behavior – “Hello”
The Throne ft./ Otis Redding – “Otis”
Wale ft./ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”

Centric Award
Robert Glasper
Robin Thicke

Best International Act: U.K.
Emeli Sande
Wretch 32

Best Actress
Angela Bassett
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Regina King
Zoe Saldana

Best Actor
Don Cheadle
Idris Elba
Kevin Hart
Denzel Washington

Best Movie
Good Deeds
Jumping the Broom
Laugh at My Pain
Red Tails
The Help

Sportswoman of the Year
Skylar Diggins
Candace Parker
Brittney Griner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Sportsman of the Year
Carmelo Anthony
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Victor Cruz
Kevin Durant

Replies: 8
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Reply from: Tonytone Wednesday, May 23, 2012 09:49 AM
Nice one for Lira.
Reply from: Tazteeq Wednesday, May 23, 2012 09:49 AM
Go Lira Go!!!!!!
Reply from: @NomhleN Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:10 AM
Congratz to our very own Lira....Am soo proud... That is huge for any SA artist.... Always said this Lady is going places.....
Reply from: Thibi Wednesday, May 23, 2012 14:10 PM
Lovely stuff.
Reply from: wesbuw Wednesday, May 23, 2012 15:27 PM

Hope she gets its phela she boring now in SA since she touring the world to make money

Reply from: Jennifer Wednesday, May 23, 2012 16:08 PM
You go Girl!!!
Reply from: Jennifer Wednesday, May 23, 2012 16:08 PM
You go Girl!!!
Reply from: zam.ngcobo Saturday, May 26, 2012 00:04 AM
Wow I'm so so proud of her whether she wins it or not

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