BET announced this on their official Instagram page on Thursday, the 27th of May 2021. The nominees apart from Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Diamond Platnumz include Ayanakamura (France), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T and Bugsey (UK), and Youssoupha (France). The BET team wrote on their page;
The nominees for Best International Act are:
Wizkid was nominated for the award in 2012 and 2015, winning the former before famously refusing to attend the latter because they wanted to present the award backstage. Burna Boy won the award himself twice in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Diamond Platnumz was nominated in 2014 and 2016 but has never won the award.
The BET Awards 2021 will hold a month from now on Sunday, the 27th of June 2021 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.