Ghanaian music sensation Black Sherif has secured a nomination in the Best Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration category at the upcoming 55th NAACP Awards. The nominations were announced for his collaboration with Dreamville’s American rapper, Bas, and Nigerian producer/singer, Kel-P, for their soundtrack featured in the box office hit film Creed III, directed and produced by Michael B. Jordan.
The much-anticipated awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2024, and will be broadcasted live on BET and CBS at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The prestigious event aims to recognize excellence in various fields, including film, television, theatre, music, and literature.
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President of Paramount Africa and Peer Lead, BET International, expressed pride in highlighting black legacy and excellence. The African nominees include Burna Boy, Davido, Tems, Asake, Libianca, Black Sherif, Lojay, Omah Lay, and Ayra Starr, showcasing a global array of talent.
Victoria Monét and Usher lead the nominations in the music recording categories with six and five nods, respectively. RCA Records earned an impressive 20 nominations, the highest across record labels. In the literary categories, HarperCollins Publisher and Penguin Random House lead with seven and four nods, respectively. Colman Domingo leads nominations in the motion picture categories with three nods.
Ayo Edebiri received the most nominations in the television and streaming categories with two, for Abbott Elementary and The Bear. The public has the opportunity to vote for select categories on www.naacpimageawards.net until February 24 at 9:00 p.m. The winners will be revealed during the live telecast on March 16, 2024.
NAACP will also recognize winners in non-televised Image Awards categories during the period of March 11–14, which will be available for streaming on naacpimageawards.net.