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Tkay Maidza has been nominated for a BET award

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake and Tkay Maidza: these are just a few of the artists nominated in this year’s American BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards.

As Pedestrian picked up, Adelaide’s future-superstar Tkay has landed a nomination in the BET ‘Best New International Act’ category, alongside South African rapper Emtee, Parisian ‘Afro-trap” rapper MHD and English rap crew Section Boyz (Tkay’s also the only woman nominated in the category).

“No idea how it happened but I’m super grateful,” Tkay told Pedestrian. “Being nominated for an event that I’ve watched and heard about since I was 12 is pretty surreal.”

The BET Awards have celebrated the achievements of “African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports” and more since 2001; best of all, you don’t have to be an American to throw your support behind Tkay and vote for her. Head over here to find out how to cast your vote through Facebook or Twitter.