Why Burna Boy and Tems were nominated for BET Hip-Hop Awards


Nigerian music stars, Burna Boy and Tems, bagged nominations in the 17th BET Hip-Hop Awards scheduled to hold on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Atlanta, United States.

The nomination list, released on Monday, honoured the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories and was compiled by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders.

Burna Boy got a nomination in the Video Director of the Year category for his self-directed music video, Last Last. At the same time, Tems earned three nominations for her feature in Future’s ‘Wait For U’.

See full list below:

D.M.B.  – A$Ap Rocky

Family Ties – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

Good Love  – City Girls Feat. Usher

Hot Shit  – Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk

London – Bia & J. Cole

Wait For U – Future Feat. Drake & Tems

Way 2 Sexy  – Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Best Collaboration

Family Ties – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

Good Love – City Girls Feat. Usher

Hot Shit – Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk

Jimmy Cooks  -Drake Feat. 21 Savage

Johnny P’s Caddy Benny  – The Butcher & J. Cole

Wait For U – Future Feat. Drake & Tems

Way 2 Sexy  – Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

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


Styles P & Havoc

Best Live Performer

Cardi B

Doja Cat



Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Tyler, The Creator

Lyricist Of The Year

Baby Keem

Benny The Butcher


J. Cole

Jack Harlow


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

Big Energy – Latto

F.N.F. (Let’s Go) – Hitkidd & Glorilla

First Class  – Jack Harlow

Hot Shit  – Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk

Super Gremlin  – Kodak Black

Wait For U – Future Feat. Drake & Tems

Way 2 Sexy- Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Hip Hop Album Of The Year

777 – Latto

Certified Lover Boy- Drake

Donda – Kanye West

I Never Liked You – Future

It’s Almost Dry – Pusha T

King’s Disease – Lil Nas

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar

Hip Hop Artist Of The Year

Cardi B

Doja Cat



Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Megan Thee Stallion

Producer Of The Year

Atl Jacob

Baby Keem



Kanye West

Metro Boomin

Pharrell Williams

Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist

Baby Keem



Fivio Foreign


Nardo Wick

Saucy Santana

Dj Of The Year


Dj Cassidy

Dj Drama

Dj Kay Slay

Dj Premier



Nyla Symone

La Leakers: Dj Sourmilk And Justin Incredible

Best Hip Hop Platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood

Breakfast Club

Caresha Please


Drink Champs

Hiphop Dx

Million Dollaz Worth Of Game

Npr Tiny Desk


Hustler Of The Year

50 Cent

Cardi B

Dj Khaled



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 U (Future Feat. Drake & Tems)

Jadakiss:  Black Illumanti (Freddie Gibbs Feat. Jadakiss)

Impact Track

About Damn Time: Lizzo

City Of Gods :Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys

Family Ties: Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar

Nobody: Nas Feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill

Pxssy: Latto

The Heart Part 5: Kendrick Lamar

Woman: Doja Cat

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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