Black Sherif earns BET Hip Hop Awards nomination

Black Sherif earns BET Hip Hop Awards nomination

Black Sherif has been rewarded for his hard work in the last year with a nomination at the 2022 Black Entertainment Television awards.

Known in private life as Mohammed Ismail Sherif Kwaku Frimpong, the 20-year-old Konongo-born musician has been nominated in the Best International Flow category for the awards.

He will have to beat competitions from eight other nominees across the world including South Africa’s Blxckie and Nadia Nakai of Zimbabwe. Other nominees in the category are Benjamin Epps of France, UK’s duo of Central Cee and Knucks, Haviah Mighty from Canada, Tasha & Tracie from Brazil and another French star Le Juiice.

Drake is the most nominated musician this year with 14 nods with second place going to Kanye West with 10 nods and Kendrick Lamar taking third place with nine nominations. Future got eight nominations with Cardi B, J. Cole and Baby Keem each garnering six nominations.

Black Sherif BET nomination flyer

Nigerian singer Tems has also featured prominently for her role in Future’s “Wait for You” which also has Drake on it. Wait for You has been nominated in multiple categories including Best Hip Hop Video, Best Collaboration, Song of the Year and Sweet 16: Best Verse.

Below is the full list of nominees.

Best hip hop video

A$AP Rocky, “D.M.B.”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
BIA & J. Cole, “London”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best collaboration

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
City Girls feat. Usher, “Good Love”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Drake feat. 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”
Benny The Butcher & J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Best duo or group

42 Dugg & EST Gee
Big Sean & Hit-Boy
Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
DaBaby & Youngboy Never Broke Again
EARTHGANG
Styles P & Havoc

Best live performer

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Tyler, the Creator

Lyricist of the year

Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Drake
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Video director of the year

Benny Boom
Burna Boy
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Director X
Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free
Teyana Taylor

Song of the year

Latto, “Big Energy”
Hitkidd & Glorilla, “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit”
Kodak Black, “Super Gremlin”
Future feat. Drake & Tems, “Wait for You”
Drake feat. Future & Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy”

Hip hop album of the year

Latto, 777
Drake, Certified Lover Boy
Kanye West, Donda
Future, I Never Liked You 
Pusha T, It’s Almost Dry
Nas, King’s Disease II 
Kendrick Lamar, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers 

Hip hop artist of the year

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Megan Thee Stallion

Producer of the year 

ATL Jacob
Baby Keem
Hit-Boy
Hitmaka
Kanye West
Metro Boomin
Pharrell Williams

Best breakthrough hip-hop artist

Baby Keem
Blxst
Doechii
Fivio Foreign
Glorilla
Nardo Wick
Saucy Santana

DJ of the year

D-Nice
DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Kay Slay
DJ Premier
Kaytranada
Mustard
Nyla Symone
L.A. Leakers: DJ sourMILK & Justin Credible

Best hip hop platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood 
Breakfast Club
Caresha Please 
Complex
Drink Champs
HipHopDX
Million Dollaz Worth of Game
NPR Tiny Desk
Verzuz

Hustler of the year

50 Cent
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Drake
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Megan Thee Stallion

Sweet 16: best featured verse

Drake, “Churchill Downs” (Jack Harlow feat. Drake)
J. Cole, “Poke It Out” (Wale feat. J. Cole)
J. Cole, “London” (BIA & J. Cole)
Lil Baby, “Girls Want Girls” (Drake feat. Lil Baby)
Kanye West, “City of Gods” (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)
Drake, “Wait for You” (Future feat. Drake & Tems)
Jadakiss, “Black Illuminati” (Freddie Gibbs feat. Jadakiss)

Impact track

Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys, “City of Gods”
Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, “Family Ties”
Nas feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Nobody”
Latto, “Pxssy”
Kendrick Lamar, “The Heart Part 5”
Doja Cat, “Woman”

Best international flow

Benjamin Epps (France)
Black Sherif (Ghana)
Blxckie (South Africa)
Central Cee (UK)
Haviah Mighty (Canada)
Knucks (UK)
Le Juiice (France)
Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe)
Tasha & Tracie (Brazil)

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