The BET Awards 2017 send-off party held on Sunday, June 18, at Grill At The Pent, Cova Lounge in Victoria Island, Lagos, with several big names in the industry coming out to show their support for the nominees.
The send-off party, which is part of the line-up of events leading up to the iconic award show, was held to celebrate the nominees before they jet off to this year’s BET Awards in Los Angeles.
Eight outstanding African artistes including Wizkid, Davido,Tekno, Mr Eazi, AKA, Nasty C, Babes Wodumo and Stonebwoy will all vie for the 'Best International Act: Africa' category.
Africa will also be represented at the Awards by singer and humanitarian, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and social activist, Ilwad Elman being awarded with International Global Good Star and Power Awards.
Speaking at the event, Tekno, said; 'It’s always a privilege to represent Africa on the world stage and this year's event is something to look forward to.'
The BET Awards 2017 will also feature performances from Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton.
The 2017 BET Awards will be hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones and will air across Africa on BET on Tuesday, June 27.