Zambian rapper and artist, Sampa the Great, has etched her name in history by securing a coveted nomination for the BET Hip-Hop Award.
The prestigious event is scheduled for October 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia, where Sampa Tembo, as she's known in real life, will vie for the Best International Flow category. Her competition includes notable names like AKA and K.O. from South Africa and Black Sherif from Ghana.
Sampa the Great's acclaim soared with her latest album, 'As Above, So Below,' released last year, which garnered widespread admiration.
Featuring collaborations with renowned artists like Grammy-winning Angelique Kidjo and local Zambian talents Chef 187, Tio, and James Sakala, her music resonates with a distinctive sound and vital messages.
As the world anticipates the BET Hip-Hop Awards, where luminaries like Kendrick Lamar, Burna Boy, and J Cole will also contend, Sampa's nomination serves as a monumental achievement for both herself and the Zambian music sphere.
It underscores the growing global recognition of Zambian artists and underscores the nation's burgeoning talent pool.
Enthusiastic fans, not only in Zambia but worldwide, eagerly await the awards ceremony. Regardless of the outcome, Sampa the Great has already etched her place in history as the first Zambian artist nominated for the BET Hip-Hop Award, a source of immense pride for her and her nation.