Ghana’s breakout star, Black Sherif, has once again elevated his global status by earning a nomination for the Best Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration category at the 55th NAACP Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, March 16, 2024.
Black Sherif secured his spot alongside his collaborators, Dreamville’s American rapper Bas, and Nigerian producer/singer Kel-P. The trio worked together on the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed film “Creed III,” a 2023 American sports drama produced and directed by Michael B. Jordan, who also played the lead role as Adonis Creed.
The winners of the 55th NAACP Awards will be unveiled during a two-hour live TV special airing on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET and CBS.
In a statement addressing this year’s African nominees, Monde Twala, Senior Vice President of Paramount Africa and Peer Lead at BET International, expressed pride in highlighting black legacy and excellence. The nomination puts Black Sherif in the esteemed company of other African artists like Burna Boy, Davido, Tems, Asake, Libianca, Lojay, Omah Lay, and Ayra Starr, who have received nods in various music categories.
Victoria Monét and Usher lead the nominations in the music recording categories with six and five nods, respectively. RCA Records received an impressive 20 nominations, the highest across record labels. HarperCollins Publisher and Penguin Random House lead nominations across seven and four nods in literary categories, respectively.
Colman Domingo stands out with three nominations in the motion picture categories. Ayo Edebiri received the most nominations in the television and streaming categories with two for Abbott Elementary and The Bear.
The public can participate in the voting process to determine the winners in select categories by visiting www.naacpimageawards.net. Voting will conclude on February 24 at 9:00 PM, with winners set to be announced during the live telecast on March 16, 2024, on BET and CBS. Non-televised Image Awards categories will also be recognized from March 11 to 14, streaming via naacpimageawards.net. The NAACP Image Awards continue to be a platform for honoring authentic stories and recognizing groundbreaking work in various entertainment categories.