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Beyonce Alongside Wizkid, Anatii Nominated For BET’s Soul Train Awards 2019

Afrobeats superstar Wizkid and South African rapper Anatii have been nominated for BET’s Soul Train Awards alongside Beyoncé.

The nomination is in recognition of their contributions as composers to Beyoncé’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’.

Beyoncé‘s The Lion King: The Gift album has landed a number of nominations within the subcategories of  BET‘s prestigious  Soul Train Awards.

“Spirit” has been nominated for both “Best Dance Performance” and “Video of the Year” while “Brown Skin Girl”, which featured  Blue Ivy, Wizkid and Saint Jhn has been nominated for “Best Collaboration” and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

The latter is where two two African stars are up for nominations because of their contributions as composers.

It is unsurprising that “Brown Skin Girl” has been nominated for multiple categories within the Soul Train Award.

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Brown Skin Girl” – Written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)

“Hard Place” – Written by H.E.R., David Harris, Sam Ashworth, Ruby Amanfu (H.E.R.)

“Juice” – Written by Theron Thomas, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo)

“Make It Better” – Written by Brandon Anderson, William “Smokey” Robinson, Alana Chenevert, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Daniel Maman, Farid Nassar (Anderson .Paak featuring Smokey Robinson)

“No Guidance” – Written by Christopher Brown, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Joshua “J-Louis” Huizar, Michee Lebrun, Nija Charles, Teddy Walton, Noah Shebib, Tyler Bryant (Chris Brown featuring Drake)

“Talk” – Written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence, Khalid Robinson (Khalid)

BEST COLLABORATION

Ari Lennox – “Shea Butter Baby” featuring J. Cole

Beyoncé – “Brown Skin Girl” featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me”

Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake

PJ Morton  – “Say So” featuring JoJo

Ty Dolla $ign – “Purple Emoji” featuring J. Cole

The hit track, which swiftly took the world by storm when it dropped, has since become an uplifting anthem for Black girls everywhere. It prompted excited reactions in the form of the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge where the likes of  Lupita Nyong’o  (who Beyoncé name drops in the song) participated.

The track also  inspired a number of cover versions including that of Ghanaian-British rapper  Stormzy  and Nigerian artist  Simi.

The Soul Train Awards will take place on November 17th in Las Vegas.