Monday 19 November, 2018

Caribbean throws support behind Nailah

Caribbean artists and fans have overwhelmingly thrown their support behind Nailah Blackman in a bid to help her win the Viewer's Choice Best New International Act category of the upcoming BET Awards. 

Since Loop broke the news of Blackman's nomination on Wednesday, Caribbean nationals have been showing their support for Blackman, the only Caribbean artiste nominated, by voting on BET International's site and on Instagram with the hashtag #IPICKNAILAHB18. Votes can be done multiple times.

Since the story broke, the BET International's IG page for Blackman went from 18 votes to over 8000 votes. 

The soca singer still has some way to go before she could win the voting on IG. Leading the votes on that platform is Ghanian singer Kwesi Arthur with over 72,000 votes with Nigerian singer/songwriter Niniola Apata in second place with 24,000 votes. 

The winner will be announced at the BET Awards which take place on June 26.