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2014-05-15 07:55
Cape Town – Mafikizolo will be rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elite at this year’s BET Awards.

The South African music group has been nominated in the best international act Africa category.

Other nominees in the category include Davido (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Sarkodie (Ghana), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) and Toofan (Togo).

Mafikizolo also revealed on Twitter on Thursday that they will be performing at the award show.

BET's president of music programming and specials Stephen Hill said: "This year's nominees represent the best of the culture. It's great to see our talented new artist's right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers. We appreciate our BET Awards nomination committee, over 300 strong, for their efforts and congratulate all the nominees."

Beyoncé and Jay Z lead this year's BET Awards nominations.

The superstar couple have garnered five nods apiece at the annual awards ceremony celebrating the best in black entertainment, while rapper Drake is also up for five gongs.

Beyonce is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for 'Partition', and also shares two nods with husband Jay - Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their hit single, Drunk in Love.

Jay is also up for Best Male Hip Hop Artist and has a Best Collaboration nod with Justin Timberlake for their track together, Holy Grail.

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