Music Around the Globe presentation would hold on 28 June, and have guest performances by the Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, South African Afro-pop duo Mafikizolo and Ghanaian hip hop artist Sarkodie.
This will be the first time Mafikizolo and Tiwa Savage would perform in the United States coupled with their nominations in the “BET Awards”.
The announcement follows their wins at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) earlier in the month in the ‘Best Group’, ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Hip Hop’ categories respectively.
Nigerian hip hop superstar Ice Prince, who won the 2013 BET Award for ‘Best International Act: Africa’, will take to the stage on Sunday, 29 June and present the award for the same category to this year’s winner at the BET Awards. “106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow and Keshia Chante along with actor Larenz Tate will also present at the awards show.
Since the introduction of international BET Awards categories, ‘Best International Act: Africa’ and ‘Best International Act: UK’ in 2010, it will be the first time international acts will perform as part of the BET experience at L.A LIVE.
Other very popular artiste like Grammy nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and American hip hop singer August Alsina have been added to the lineup of performances at the BET Awards .
Also, K. Michelle and Mack Wilds will join Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, and Jennifer Hudson performing at STAPLES Center on Sunday 29 June 2014.
The Emmy and Grammy Award winning comedian, Chris Rock will host the “BET Awards” 2014, live on Tuesday, 1 July 2014 on BET International from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.