Halala! Cassper Nyovest & Distruction Boyz bag BET nod
It's international award season again and this year our very own Mufasa, aka Cassper Nyovest, and gqom duo Distruction Boyz will represent Mzansi at the BET Awards.
This is the first time that the international category combined both UK and African artists to compete for the award. It is also the first time that the award winner will be announced on the main stage.
Cassper, whose "issues" with the South African Music Awards are public knowledge, explained why he was excited about his third BET nod.
He said the market was different and he felt the third nod showed his consistency.
"For me this (nomination) means we are moving in the right direction. It's not just Africa, it's not two categories anymore, and it’s everybody. I am also familiar with everyone I am nominated with. This shows my consistency and I feel like in an industry like ours where people are around for two to three years then disappear, it means I'm moving in the right direction."
Cassper and Distruction Boyz join Nigerian musicians Davido and Tiwa Savage as well as Congolese star Fally Ipupa to represent Africa. The five artists are also competing with French performers Booba and Dadju and UK acts J Hus, Stefflon Don and Stormzy for the Best International Act Award.
Distruction Boyz also talked about how amazing it feels to be nominated for a BET with their very first album, when they've had to endure a lot of criticism for their choice of music. The said they were just happy to spread the gqom fever across the globe.
"I think what we are going to try and use as a weapon, is our music. It's fresh, it's new and it's edgy, so getting performances and stuff like that is going to spread the news of gqom and spread the South African vibes. So we gong there for the music and nothing else."
I didn’t know about the BET nomination. My management kept it a secret from me. Found out on twitter. Shout out to all the fans. Imagine if we won this one... My gawd!!!! #TeamNyovest gone be on top again!!!! ALL THE GLORY TO GOD!!! #BETAwards2018 pic.twitter.com/GBFOyCcNlN— R.M Phoolo (@CassperNyovest) May 16, 2018
SA is really ecstatic about the nods and we're 100% behind the boys!
You can click here to vote by commenting with #ipickcassper18 and #ipickboyz18.
Let me skool u they nominate those that released album from last year and those were big in the South,East,West Africa same as Europe so we all know Davido will take this hence Nigerians they don't talk too much they support their artist by voting not make them trend pic.twitter.com/eNfl7Bgb16— #TouchMyBlood15thJune2018∆ (@MangalisoCurri3) May 16, 2018