Jamie Foxx returns as BET Awards host

Grammy award-winning musician actor and comedian, Jamie Foxx has been announced as host for the upcoming BET awards set to take place at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre. 

Foxx, who last captained the ceremony in 2009, attracting the largest viewership than ever previously seen for the show.

He succeeds fellow comedian Leslie Jones, who held the reigns last year.

We have absolutely nothing to worry about as the musician has proven his presenting prowess once before, now with an added decade of new experiences and skills. However, he has to truly bring it this year as BET celebrates 18 years of black excellence.

Also, he is not particularly a terrible guy to look at and listen to. Speaking of listening, He hasn’t put together a body of work in a very long time, apart from the single ‘You Changed Me’ featuring he who shall not be named about 2-years-ago.

He is busy though, in the acting field. He starred in a gripping crime-thriller film Sleepless, released last year.

Nominations include two of our homegrown musicians, Cassper Nyovest and Distruction Boyz, other African acts are Davido, Fally Ipupa and Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage.


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