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BET 2012 Awards: Who Will Make the Cut? Wizkid, Sarkodie . . . ?!

It is that time of the year when I make my predictions on who I think will make the cut at the 2012 BET Awards for Best International Act Africa.

West Africa
1. Wizkid: The kid is everywhere: UK, Malaysia, Nigeria and he just recently inked a major deal for worldwide distribution thanks to EME/Konvict Music liason. He also has an album out, which is a big criteria for Lilian Blankson (Ghanaian-American spearheading the African music movement at BET) and the BET International team in selecting candidates. Wizkid both for BET as well as Africa is a great nominee. For BET, it helps them with an even wider reach and keeps the buzz going throughout the nomination period; with a possibility of having Western media carry the story given the Akon/Konvict Music angle. For Africa, the continent is sure to stay up way into the wee hours of the morning in high anticipation of  their”boy Wiizy” winning.

Full story on AfricaMusicLaw.com.

-Uduak

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