The only Ghanaian artiste nominated for the 2018 BET, Kwesi Arthur has lost out on the “Viewers’ Choice: Best New International Act” award to South Africa's Sjava.
Kwesi Arthur's nomination took Ghanaians by surprise and has since triggered a massive campaign on social media with the hashtag #IPICKKWESIA18.
In 2015, MzVee was nominated for BET Awards’ all-new category, Best New International Act Viewers’ Choice Award.
Kwesi Arthur, whose song ‘Grind Day’ won ‘Hip Pop Song of the Year’ at the 2018 Ghana Music Awards, becomes the second Ghanaian to be nominated for that category.
Kwesi was nominated alongside Mc Soffia (Brazil), Prince Waly (France), Take A Mic (France), Niniola (Nigeria), Sjava (South Africa), Sik-K (South Korea), Nailah Blackman (Trinidad And Tobago), Not3s (UK) and Iamddb (UK).
The 2018 BET Awards took place Sunday night.
Black Panther took the award for best movie, while SZA walked home with the best new artist award. DJ Khaled and Migos also were among the night's winners.
In addition, R&B singer Anita Baker was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while six people were selected to receive the Humanitarian Award: Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr.; March for Our Lives speaker Naomi Wadler; National Student Walk-Out Day participant Justin Blackmon; journalist Shaun King; Parkland, Florida, hero Anthony Borges; and Mamoudou Gassama, the man who saved a 4-year-old by climbing a set of balconies like Spider-Man in Paris.
Below is the full list of winners at the 2018 BET Awards