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Black Coffee, Cassper & AKA nominated for BET Awards

The three will all compete in the Best International Act: Africa category at the awards.

DJ Black Coffee. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - DJ Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest and AKA have been nominated for BET Awards.

BET Africa announced the nominations for the 2016 BET Awards taking place at Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, on Sunday 26 June.

The three will all compete in the Best International Act: Africa category at the awards.

The DJ expressed his happiness on Twitter, also wishing his counterparts well:

Nigeria is represented by Wizkid (winner of the award in 2012) and Afro-pop diva, Yemi Alade.

Recognising the growing international appeal of African contemporary artists, eight African artists have been honoured in the BET Awards.

East African sensation Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Ghana's dancehall/R&B queen Mzvee and Cote D'Ivoire Coupé Decalé star Serge Beynaud round out the nominees for Africa.

Both AKA and Cassper were nominated for a BET Award last year - AKA in the Best International Act category and Cassper in the Viewers' Choice Best International Act.

Neither of the rivals won their respective categories.