Local muso Sjava received a nod in this year's BET Viewer's Choice 'Best International Act' category.

Sjava, real name Jabulani Hadebe has been nominated alongside Nigeria's Niniola and Kwesi Arthur of Ghana.

Local rapper Cassper Nyovest and Gqom kings Distruction Boyz will also represent South Africa at this year's BET Awards following an announcement in May that the local stars have been nominated for Best International Act category.

Cassper gets his BET Award wish

“Given the power of the BET Awards, the Viewer’s Choice “Best International Act” is an amazing platform for global artists.  This year’s list of nominees is exceptionally strong and it’s great to have artists from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa representing our continent,” said Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International.

The BET Awards 2018 will be taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, and premiering across Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) on Tuesday, June 26 at 8pm.