BET is tuning up the momentum for the BET Awards 2016 after it was revealed that Usher, Future and Bryson Tiller will join the ultra-talented line-up of performers at the 16th annual awards show on Sunday 26 June 2016. Hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the “BET Awards” will also include performances by previously announced artists, Alicia Keys and Maxwell.
The BET Awards premieres across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday 28 June at 19:00 CAT.
Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo and Janelle Monae are also slated as the first artists to be part of the special celebration paying homage to the creative genius of Prince.
Guest presenters for the highly-anticipated televised event include DJ Khaled, Gabrielle Union, Tinashe, Fantasia, Regina Hall, BET’s “Music Moguls” (Damon Dash, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri and Snoop Dog), Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, Terrence J, Morris Chestnut, J.B. Smoove, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, the cast of BET’s “New Edition” biopic (Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Algee Smith, Keith Powers and Woody McClain) and BET’s “F in Fabulous” cast (Kamie Crawford, Eny Oh, Stephon Mendoza and Savannah Lynx).
The BET Awards will take place alongside the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from 23-26 June 2016.
Russian Bear is the official South Africa sponsor of the BET Awards 2016.
For more information on the BET Awards, visit www.betafrica.tv, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica, or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETAwards16.
ABOUT BET AFRICA
Launched Africa 2015, BET Africa is part of the diverse multimedia entertainment portfolio of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa. Celebrating African and African-American culture, BET Africa is available exclusively on the DStv platform and includes the dynamic online destination www.betafrica.tv.
ABOUT THE BET AWARDS
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming, Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the “BET Awards” along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.