Ghanaians wish Kwesi Arthur well at BET Awards

By: Gifty Owusu-Amoah
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Kwesi Arthur with Davido and Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq

He is Ghana's hope at this year's Black Entertainment Awards (BET) and as the countdown begins for the main event later this evening at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, rapper Kwesi Arthur is enjoying massive support back home.

The Grind Day artiste was part of a star-studded list of artistes at a pre-event bash for nominees on Friday.

In a picture he posted on Instagram, Kwesi Arthur is in the company of Nigerian artiste, Davido who is competing for the Best International Act, Africa award and Michael Dapaah, popularly known as Big Shaq.

Kwesi Arthur eased the disappointment of music lovers with his nomination in the Best International Artist, Viewers Choice category after the country missed out on nominations for the Best International Act Africa category.

Since Friday, social media has been active with the hashtag "Pray for Kwesi Arthur." The Tema-based artiste is contending with the likes of Nailah Blackman (Trinidad and Tobago), Not3S(UK), Prince Waly (France), Sikk (South Korea), TakeAMic (France), MC Soffia (Sao Paulo) and IAMDDB(UK).

The Best International Artist Viewers' Choice Award was introduced in 2015 and is voted for by fans. It is intended to celebrate rising stars across BET's international footprint. Tanzania's Ray Vanny took home the award last year.

The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.

The awards are presented annually and features performances by artists. This year, patrons will be entertained by Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, YG, Big Sean, Daniel Caesar, Jay Rock, Yolanda Adams, 2 Chainz, Migos, Janelle Monae and H.E.R.

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