He has been nominated in the Best International Act (Africa) category and will have to beat other strong contenders, Wizkid and Ice Prince from Nigeria, Lira from South Africa, Camp Mulla from Kenya, and Mokobe from Mali for the award.
Speaking in an interview with Hitz Entertainment News, Sarkodie said his nomination was a result of his hard work and believed he stood a greater chance of winning.
According to him, “I think I stand a chance of winning because there is a new crave in town, since I’ve been travelling, I’ve seen the new trend everywhere, its Azonto everywhere and talking about the originators, you can talk about Sarkodie, so I think I have a huge following out there aside Ghana and I know my fans, they are always in support, I know they will vote, things will happen.”
Asked what it would mean to win the award, Sarkodie said it would mean a lot to him because, then, he would not have to explain why he was a good artiste.
He added that, winning the overall Artiste of the Year in Ghana was a clear proof that he was a good artiste.
“If you win a BET [award], of course, it puts you on a different level because now you don’t have to tell people what you do, all you have to say is that you won a BET award and I think we need it to keep us going.”
Sarkodie said he had 12 awards in his room and it would be nice to add one more to crown it all.
“And after that, we might target the Grammy Awards which we are working hard towards”, he added.
This year’s BET Awards is scheduled for the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, July 2 and Sarkodie is hoping to follow the footsteps of D’banj and 2Face Idibia who were joint winners of the awards last year.